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.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor
Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, American
British Prime Minister

Roger FedererRoger Federer
08 August 1981, Swiss
Tennis Star

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer
Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer

Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer

Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
22 May 1987, Serbian
Tennis Star

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Politician

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor
Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986, Spanish
Tennis player

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
26 September 1981, American
Tennis Player
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of

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Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor
Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star
Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French
French-Polish film director
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer

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

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com
Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930, American
American engineer

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress

Alfredo BowmanAlfredo Bowman
26 November 1933, Honduran
Herbalist
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Frank HamerFrank Hamer
17 March 1884, American
Police Officer
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955, American
Co-founder of Apple

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom
EminemEminem
17 October 1972, American
Rapper
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Physicist

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman
29 April 1970, American
 
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor

Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American
Boxer
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Rapper

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
Vice President of the U.S.A
Duane ChapmanDuane Chapman
02 February 1953, American
Reality TV Star

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Mathematician
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948, American
Actor

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988, American
Dancer
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942, British
Singer-songwriter