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.
Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
46th President of the United States
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Richard RamirezRichard Ramirez
29 February 1960, American
Serial Killer

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
Vice Preseiden of the United States

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921, Danish, Greek, British
Husband of Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Princess DianaPrincess Diana
01 July 1961, British
Member of the British Royal Family

The WeekndThe Weeknd
16 February 1990, Canadian
Singer
Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
21 August 1930, British
Princess

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Cicely TysonCicely Tyson
18 December 1924, American
Actress

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American
Politician

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Jill BidenJill Biden
03 June 1951, American
First Lady of the United States

Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American
Politician

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods
30 December 1975, American
Golfer

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer
13 December 1929, Canadian
Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Charles SobhrajCharles Sobhraj
06 April 1944, French
Serial Killer
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925, British
Former British Prime Minister

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Tanya RobertsTanya Roberts
15 October 1955, American
Actress
Malcolm XMalcolm X
19 May 1925, American
Activist

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915, American
Musician
Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942, American
United States Senator

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Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of

Conor McGregorConor McGregor
14 July 1988, Irish
Mixed Martial Artist

Princess AnnePrincess Anne
15 August 1950, British
 

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948, American
Activist
Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939, American
Record Producer
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer

Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960, American
Actor

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971, British
Actor

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969, American
Singer-songwriter
Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994, British
Singer

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 
Zack SnyderZack Snyder
01 March 1966, American
Film Director

Douglas EmhoffDouglas Emhoff
1964 AD, American
Lawyer, Husband of Kamala Harris

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star

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

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924, American
39th U.S. President
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

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

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960, British
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941, American
Politician

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942, American
Singer

Ashley BidenAshley Biden
08 June 1981, American
Joe Biden's Daughter
Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
02 July 1969, American
Singer

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player
Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Mike PenceMike Pence
07 June 1959, American
Vice President of the United States
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
24 November 1978, American
Actress, Film Producer

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947, British
Singer

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931, American
Singer-songwriter
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994, American
Rapper

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

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Gisele BundchenGisele B√ľndchen
20 July 1980, Brazilian
Fashion Model
Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942, American
Terrorist, Anarchist

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
19 January 1989, American
Mixed Martial Artist

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946, American
43rd U.S. President

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer

Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress
Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex
10 March 1964, British
Prince