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

John McCainJohn McCain
(United States Senator)

29 August 1936

American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
(Singer)

25 March 1942

American

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Portuguese

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
(Actor)

11 February 1936

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)

25 December 1924

Indian

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

American

Nick JonasNick Jonas
(Singer-songwriter)

16 September 1992

American

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Indian

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

American

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

British

Imran KhanImran Khan
(22nd PM of Pakistan)

05 October 1952

Pakistani

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
(Rapper)

08 December 1982

American

Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
(Tennis Star)

22 May 1987

Serbian

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

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

04 August 1961

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Roger FedererRoger Federer
(Tennis Star)

08 August 1981

Swiss

NeymarNeymar
(Brazilian Footballer)

05 February 1992

Brazilian

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
(Tennis player)

03 June 1986

Spanish

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

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

15 March 1933

American

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
(Actress, Singer)

30 September 1982

American

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

24 July 1969

American

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

American

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

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

08 January 1935

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
(Columnist & TV Host)

23 October 1984

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
(Model and Actress)

25 August 1987

American

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

21 August 1930

British

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

British

Fred RogersFred Rogers
(Television Personality)

20 March 1928

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
(Actor)

12 February 1968

American

Charles MansonCharles Manson
(Criminal and Murderer)

12 November 1934

American

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

British

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
(Chef, Author, T.V. Personality)

25 June 1956

American

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

British

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Russian

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
(Actress)

19 October 1983

Swedish

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

08 June 1977

American

Lil WayneLil Wayne
(Hip-hop artist)

27 September 1982

American

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)

05 February 1969

American

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
(Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa)

18 July 1918

South African

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
(Comedian)

12 July 1937

American

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

29 May 1917

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Kofi AnnanKofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)

08 April 1938

Ghanaian

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American