List of famous people of the 20th century who changed the world with their great deeds. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

14 March 2018

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Tonya HardingTonya Harding
(Former Figure Skater, Boxer)

12 November 1970

Portland

American

Scorpio

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Pretoria

Canadian,American,South African

Cancer

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

23 July 1997

National City

American

Virgo

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

New York, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
(Terrorist, Anarchist)

22 May 1942

Chicago

American

Gemini

Billy GrahamBilly Graham
(Evangelist)

07 November 1918

Charlotte, North Carolina

American

Scorpio

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Santo António

Portuguese

Aquarius

Roger FedererRoger Federer
(Tennis Star)

08 August 1981

Basel, Switzerland

Swiss

Leo

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

British

Aries

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
(Singer-songwriter)

08 October 1985

Honolulu

American

Libra

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
(Actress)

23 January 1957

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Aquarius

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

02 December 1993

Rionegro

Colombian

Sagittarius

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

Sherman Oaks

American

Aquarius

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

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

British

Scorpio

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S

American

Capricorn

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

04 August 1961

Honolulu, Hawai, USA

American

Leo

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Leo

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

25 June 2009

Gary, Indiana

American

Virgo

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

Akron, Ohio

American

Capricorn

Har Gobind KhoranaHar Gobind Khorana

09 January 1922

09 November 2011

Punjab, India

American

Capricorn

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

Brooklyn

American

Aquarius

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
(Actress)

02 July 1990

Dalby, Australia

Australian

Cancer

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Saint Petersburg

Russian

Libra

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian,Lebanese

Virgo

Sam RockwellSam Rockwell
(Actor)

05 November 1968

Daly City, California, United States

American

Scorpio

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Fred RogersFred Rogers
(Television Personality)

20 March 1928

27 February 2003

Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

Patty HearstPatty Hearst
(Kidnapping Victim)

20 February 1954

San Francisco, California

American

Pisces

Donatella VersaceDonatella Versace

02 May 1955

Reggio di Calabria, Italy

Italian

Taurus

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

British

Taurus

Zac EfronZac Efron
(Actor and Singer)

18 October 1987

San Luis Obispo, California, U.S

American

Libra

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Syracuse

American

Cancer

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

28 November 1994

West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.

American

Taurus

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

05 October 2011

San Francisco

American

Pisces

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

Hollywood, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

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

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Melbourne, Australia

Australian

Leo

Bill GatesBill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

28 October 1955

Seattle

American

Scorpio

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Israeli,American

Gemini

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

24 January 1989

Burlington

American

Sagittarius

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Thal

American

Leo

David KoreshDavid Koresh
(Religious Leader)

17 August 1959

19 April 1993

Houston, Texas

American

Leo

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian

Libra

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

James FrancoJames Franco
(Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher)

19 April 1978

Palo Alto, California, U.S

American

Aries

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Chernivtsi

Ukrainian,American

Leo

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Australian

Aries

Allison JanneyAllison Janney
(Actress)

19 November 1959

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
(Actor)

07 June 1952

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

American

Gemini

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

West Philadelphia

American

Libra

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
(Former American Football Player)

09 July 1947

San Francisco

American

Cancer

Jane FondaJane Fonda
(American actress)

21 December 1937

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

New York City

American

Scorpio

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
(American actress)

22 June 1949

Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Cancer

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

03 June 2016

Louisville

American

Capricorn

The UndertakerThe Undertaker
(Professional Wrestler)

24 March 1965

Houston

American

Aries

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

British

Capricorn

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
(Actor)

08 July 1977

Anaheim, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
(Actor)

09 December 1916

Amsterdam, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Tom HanksTom Hanks
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

09 July 1956

Concord, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea)

08 January 1983

Pyongyang

Korean

Capricorn

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

Grand Prairie

American

Cancer

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

British

Aries

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

British

Taurus

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood

20 July 1938

29 November 1981

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Cancer

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

28 December 1922

New York City, US

American

Capricorn

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

01 July 2004

Omaha

American

Aries

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

British

Virgo