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

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

British

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
(41st U.S. President)

12 June 1924

American

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

28 December 1922

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
(43rd U.S. President)

06 July 1946

American

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
(Actor)

05 January 1975

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Portuguese

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
(39th U.S. President)

01 October 1924

American

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

04 August 1961

American

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

American

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
(Undercover Agent)

26 July 1947

American

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
(Associate Justice of US Supreme Court)

15 March 1933

American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
(American actress)

26 July 1964

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
(Actress, Author)

22 November 1958

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

23 November 1992

American

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

08 January 1935

American

Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg
(Animator)

21 August 1961

American

Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
(American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure)

03 September 1929

American

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
(40th President of the United States)

06 February 1911

American

Dick CheneyDick Cheney

30 January 1941

American

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

American

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

American

Mariah CareyMariah Carey

27 March 1970

American

George SorosGeorge Soros

12 August 1930

Hungarian,American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1958

American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

Paul AllenPaul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)

21 January 1953

American

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

29 May 1917

American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer & Fashion Designer)

24 July 1969

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Barbara BushBarbara Bush
(Former First Lady of the U.S)

08 June 1925

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
(Actress)

01 December 1988

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

Indian

Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

British

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Bill ClintonBill Clinton

19 August 1946

American

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
(Actor)

13 January 1990

Australian

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
(Actor)

16 August 1970

Indian

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley
(Governor of South Carolina)

20 January 1972

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

American

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
(Rapper)

08 December 1982

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Australian,American

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

British

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

14 November 1948

British

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
(Actor, Producer)

25 September 1944

American