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

Luke PerryLuke Perry
(Actor)

11 October 1966

American

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
(Actor)

05 January 1975

American

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
(Musician, Songwriter)

11 December 1958

American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

American

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
(Musician)

03 October 1962

Greek,American

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Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld
(Fashion Designer)

10 September 1933

German

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)

24 May 1819

British

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin
(Actress)

28 July 1964

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
(Actress)

26 July 1973

British

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Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

Australian

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)

24 July 1969

American

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor, Producer)

04 April 1965

American

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

R. KellyR. Kelly
(Singer-songwriter)

08 January 1967

American

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
(Business Tycoon)

05 June 1941

American

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

04 August 1961

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

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

20 April 1889

Austrian,German

Irina ShaykIrina Shayk
(Model)

06 January 1986

Russian

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

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Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Australian

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

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Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(Astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
(US Senator)

20 October 1964

American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

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

21 October 1980

American

Ken JeongKen Jeong
(Comedian)

13 July 1969

American,South Korean

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

American

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Adam LevineAdam Levine
(Singer, Songwriter)

18 March 1979

American

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
(American-Canadian television personality)

22 July 1940

Canadian,American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(Singer)

08 January 1935

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

British

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

23 November 1992

American

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Dick CheneyDick Cheney

30 January 1941

American

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Physicist)

14 March 1879

German,American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
(Rapper)

16 June 1971

American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
(Politician)

08 September 1941

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Austrian,American

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EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Joe BidenJoe Biden
(Vice President of the U.S.A)

20 November 1942

American

Alfredo BowmanAlfredo Bowman
(Herbalist)

26 November 1933

Honduran

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
(Actor)

13 January 1990

Australian

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

Australian

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

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Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

British

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

28 December 1922

American

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

15 January 1929

American

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

British

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Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
(Actor)

20 October 1958

American

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

American

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

29 May 1917

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

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Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Director)

06 July 1946

American

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

American

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

American,South African