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.
Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

British

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Stan LeeStan Lee
(Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men)

28 December 1922

American

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
(Actor)

11 February 1936

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
(Actor)

05 January 1975

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

John McCainJohn McCain
(United States Senator)

29 August 1936

American

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Portuguese

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

15 March 1933

American

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

04 August 1961

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
(Actress, Author)

22 November 1958

American

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
(Actress, Singer)

30 September 1982

American

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

Lil WayneLil Wayne
(Hip-hop artist)

27 September 1982

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
(Rapper)

08 December 1982

American

George SorosGeorge Soros

12 August 1930

Hungarian,American

Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
(American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure)

03 September 1929

American

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

American

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

American

Charles MansonCharles Manson
(Criminal and Murderer)

12 November 1934

American

Sally FieldSally Field
(American actress)

06 November 1946

American

Paul AllenPaul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)

21 January 1953

American

Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

American

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
(Undercover Agent)

26 July 1947

American

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

08 January 1935

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

British

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

23 June 1948

American

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
(Comedian)

12 July 1937

American

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
(Model and Actress)

25 August 1987

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
(Governor of South Carolina)

20 January 1972

American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
(Singer)

25 March 1942

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

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

29 May 1917

American

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

American

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

American

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

Bill GatesBill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

28 October 1955

American

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
(Princess)

21 August 1930

British

Otto Adolf EichmannAdolf Eichmann
(One of the Main Organizers of the Holocaust)

19 March 1906

German

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

British

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

24 July 1969

American

Jane FondaJane Fonda
(American actress)

21 December 1937

American

Fred RogersFred Rogers
(Television Personality)

20 March 1928

American

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

British

Irina ShaykIrina Shayk
(Model)

06 January 1986

Russian

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

05 February 1969

American

Jair BolsonaroJair Bolsonaro
(Political Leader)

21 March 1955

Brazilian

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

American