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.
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods
30 December 1975, American
Golfer

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

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

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer
Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player
Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922, American
Film actress

Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

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
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian
Computer programmer

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

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

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

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

Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
11 June 1969, American
Actor

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

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

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
Vice President of the U.S.A
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

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

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

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Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress
Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986, Spanish
Tennis player

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
25 November 1971, American
Actress

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, American
British Politician

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962, Greek, American
Musician

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968, American
Actor
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
21 May 1960, American
Serial Killer, Sex Offender
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Physicist

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer

Alfredo BowmanAlfredo Bowman
26 November 1933, Honduran
Herbalist
Niki LaudaNiki Lauda
22 February 1949, Austrian
Former Formula One driver

Frank HamerFrank Hamer
17 March 1884, American
Police Officer

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969, American
Actor, Comedian
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
27 July 1970, Danish
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

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

EminemEminem
17 October 1972, American
Rapper

Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Rapper
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Chris FarleyChris Farley
15 February 1964, American
 

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

Dick CheneyDick Cheney
30 January 1941, American
 

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress
Roger FedererRoger Federer
08 August 1981, Swiss
Tennis Star

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943, British
Singer, Musician
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett
02 February 1947, American
Actress
Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

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

Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956, British
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom