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 MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese

Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, British
British Prime Minister

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Anand KumarAnand Kumar
01 January 1973, Indian
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American

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

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
16 November 1896, French
British Politician

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

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

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

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986, Spanish
Tennis player

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955, American
Co-founder of Apple
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924, Egyptian, Israeli
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of

David Berkowitz David Berkowitz
01 June 1953, American
Serial Killer

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

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

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
Vice President of the U.S.A

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress
Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American

Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden
21 June 1983, American
Computer Professional, Former CIA Employee
Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer
Alfredo BowmanAlfredo Bowman
26 November 1933, Honduran

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
26 September 1981, American
Tennis Player

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

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

Frank HamerFrank Hamer
17 March 1884, American
Police Officer
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932, American
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American

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

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969, American
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States
Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
25 December 1971, Canadian
23rd Prime Minister of Canada

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
17 October 1972, American

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

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist