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.
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American

Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, British
British Prime Minister

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920, Ukrainian, American
War Criminal

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator
Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

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Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American

Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977, American
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star
Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
07 March 1930, British

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963, British

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994, British
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955, American
Co-founder of Apple

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American

Alfredo BowmanAlfredo Bowman
26 November 1933, Honduran
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969, American
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Frank HamerFrank Hamer
17 March 1884, American
Police Officer

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden
21 June 1983, American
Computer Professional, Former CIA Employee

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970, American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949, British
Politician, Trade Unionist

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

17 October 1972, American
Pope FrancisPope Francis
17 December 1936, Argentinian

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969, American
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972, Indian, American
CEO of Google Inc

16 January 1979, American
American singer
Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955, American
Reality TV Personality

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American