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
President-elect of the United States
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
Vice Preseident-Elect of the United States

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
21 August 1930, British
Princess

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

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

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960, Argentinian
Football Player
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Jill BidenJill Biden
03 June 1951, American
Former Second Lady of the United States
Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921, Danish, Greek
Royal Knight of the Garter

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955, Dutch, American
Guitarist

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900, British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

Princess AnnePrincess Anne
15 August 1950, British
 

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Mike PenceMike Pence
07 June 1959, American
Vice President of the United States

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles
17 July 1947, British
British duchess

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Television personality

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President
LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star

Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex
10 March 1964, British
Prince

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971, American
Singer
Ashley BidenAshley Biden
08 June 1981, American
Joe Biden's Daughter

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944, American
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960, British
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip

Peter SutcliffePeter Sutcliffe
02 June 1946, British
Serial Killer
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

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John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States
Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell
20 February 1942, American
United States Senator

Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American
Boxer

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
06 July 1946, American
43rd U.S. President
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
Maya HarrisMaya Harris
30 January 1967, American
Lawyer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
12 June 1924, American
41st U.S. President
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

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

Richard A. JewellRichard A. Jewell
17 December 1962, American
Police Officer

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American
Politician

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 
Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946, American
 

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924, American
39th U.S. President
Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
16 May 1990, British
Actor

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
07 March 1930, British
Photographer

Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden
21 June 1983, American
Computer Professional, Former CIA Employee
Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953, British
Businessman

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer

Richard NixonRichard Nixon
09 January 1913, American
37th President of the United States

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon
04 August 1900, British
British Queen

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, British, American
British Prime Minister
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Zodiac KillerZodiac Killer
 , American
Serial killer

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

John McCainJohn McCain
29 August 1936, American
United States Senator

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970, American
 

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson
27 August 1908, American
36th President of the U.S.A

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player
Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court

Tom HaydenTom Hayden
11 December 1939, American
Political Activist

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Keith RaniereKeith Raniere
26 August 1960, American
Founder of NXIVM

Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn
21 November 1945, American
Actress

Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960, British
 

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994, British
Singer

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor
Billy BeaneBilly Beane
29 March 1962, American
Former Baseball Player & Administrator

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961, American
Actor

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942, American
Terrorist, Anarchist
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer