The 20th century was a highly dynamic period in the human history. The period saw tremendous growth in scientific accomplishments, explorations of new regions, discovery of new elements and minerals, advancement in technology, and the emergence of several social justice movements. Many great souls were born in the 20th century in different parts of the world which helped in giving a new direction to world history through their contributions. In world politics, one of the most influential figures to emerge was Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician. The recipient of more than 100 awards and honors, he was indeed one of the most influential people in the 20th century. Talking of science and technology, the 20th century saw the invention of the most revolutionary concept in human history: the internet. Tim Berners Lee, the man who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) is another major figure born in this era. Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, and Richard Attenborough are among the other famous figures of the 20th century. Read on to discover more about these amazing people and their contributions to the world.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
(41st U.S. President)

12 June 1924

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

R. KellyR. Kelly
(Singer-songwriter)

08 January 1967

American

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
(US Senator)

20 October 1964

American

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
(Actor)

05 January 1975

American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
(43rd U.S. President)

06 July 1946

American

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

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AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

American

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
(Politician)

26 March 1940

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

American

Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld
(Fashion Designer)

10 September 1933

German

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
(39th U.S. President)

01 October 1924

American

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Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
(American actress)

26 July 1964

American

Dick CheneyDick Cheney

30 January 1941

American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
(Civil Rights Activist)

15 January 1929

American

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
(44th U.S. President)

04 August 1961

American

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Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

23 November 1992

American

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

Australian

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

American

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

American

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Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
(Football Manager)

26 February 1973

Norwegian

Irina ShaykIrina Shayk
(Model)

06 January 1986

Russian

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
(Associate Justice of US Supreme Court)

15 March 1933

American

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
(Business Tycoon)

05 June 1941

American

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

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Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
(Actor)

13 January 1990

Australian

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Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
(Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of Germany)

20 April 1889

Austrian,German

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1958

American

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
(Actress)

01 December 1988

American

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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer & Fashion Designer)

24 July 1969

American

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

British

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Austrian,American

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Ken JeongKen Jeong
(Comedian)

13 July 1969

American,South Korean

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Black DahliaBlack Dahlia
(Actress)

29 July 1924

American

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
(40th President of the United States)

06 February 1911

American

Adam LevineAdam Levine
(Singer, Songwriter)

18 March 1979

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Jane FondaJane Fonda
(American actress)

21 December 1937

American

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Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
(Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite)

21 October 1980

American

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
(Actor)

09 August 1944

American

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
(Actor)

07 June 1952

American,Northern Irish

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
(Actor)

07 January 1971

American

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
(Actors)

13 December 1925

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

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Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

American

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States)

29 May 1917

American

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

American

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

British

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

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Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

American

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

British

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Australian,American