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Time Person of the year

Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine and website
Time featuring a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse ... has done the most to influence the events of the year"

1927
Charles Lindbergh
Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in May 1927 by piloting his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis from Garden City, New York to Paris, France.

1928
Walter Chrysler
In 1928, Chrysler oversaw a merger of his Chrysler Corporation with Dodge before beginning work on the Chrysler Building.

1929
Owen D. Young
Young chaired a committee which authored 1929's Young Plan, a program for settlement of German reparations after World War I.

1930
Mahatma-Gandhi
Gandhi was the leader of the India's independence movement. In 1930, he led the Salt Satyagraha, a 240-mile march to protest the imposition of taxes on salt by the British Raj.

1931
Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France in 1931.

1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States

1933
Hugh S. Johnson
In 1933, Johnson was appointed director of the National Recovery Administration. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave him the task of bringing industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices.

1934
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States

1935
Haile Selassie
Emperor of Ethiopia

1936
Wallis Simpson
In 1936, Simpson's relationship with King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom led the king to abdicate the throne in order to marry her.

1937
Chiang Kai-shek
Premier of the Republic of China
Soong May-ling , wife of Chiang Kai-shek
"Man & Wife of the Year".

1938
Adolf Hitler
Chancellor of Germany

1939
Joseph Stalin
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and de facto leader of the Soviet Union.

1940
Sir Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt (3)
President of the United States

1942
Stalin
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier of the Soviet Union

1943
George C. Marshall
United States Army Chief of Staff during World War II.

1944
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during 1944's Operation Overlord.

1945
Harry S. Truman
President of the United States after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, authorizing the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

1946
James F. Byrnes
United States Secretary of State during the Iran crisis of 1946

1947
George C. Marshall (2)
United States Secretary of State in 1947

1948
Harry S. Truman (2)
Was elected in his own right as President of the United States in 1948

1949
Sir Winston Churchill (2)
Proclaimed as the "Man of the half-century", Churchill had led Britain and the Allies to victory in WWII. In 1949, Churchill was Leader of the Opposition.

1950
The American fighting-man
Representing U.S. troops involved in the Korean War (1950–1953)

1951
Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran

1952
Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, King George VI.

1953
Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany.

1954
Senator John Foster Dulles
United States Secretary of State in 1954, Dulles was architect of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.

1955
Mr. Harlow H. Curtice
Curtice was President of General Motors (GM)

1956
The Hungarian freedom fighter
Representing Hungarian revolutionaries involved in the failed 1956 uprising

1957
Nikita S. Chruschtschow
Leadership of the Soviet Union, surviving a plot to dismiss him by members of the Presidium, and leading the Soviet Union into the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik 1.


1958
Charles de Gaulle
Prime Minister of France

1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower (2)
President of the United States
1960
U.S. Scientists

1961
John F. Kennedy
President of the United States

1962
John XXIII
Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963.

1963
Martin Luther King
Leader of the Civil Rights Movement, King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

1964
Lyndon B. Johnson
Elected in his own right as President of the United States

1965
Gen William C Westmoreland
Commander of U.S. forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

1966
The Inheritor
Representing a generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under.

1967
Lyndon B. Johnson (2)
President of the United States

1968
Apollo 8 Crewmembers
The Apollo 8 astronauts (William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell) became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, orbiting the Moon and paving the way for the first manned Moon landings in 1969.

1969
The Middle Americans
Also referred to as the silent majority

1970
Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany

1971
Richard Nixon
President of the United States

1972
Richard Nixon (2)
President of the United States

1973
John Sirica
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sirica ordered President Nixon to turn over Watergate-related recordings of White House conversations.

1974
Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia

1975
American women
Represented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp, and Addie Wyatt.

1976
Jimmy Carter
President of the United States

1977
Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt

1978
Deng Xiaoping
China's Vice Premier.

1979
Ruhollah Khomeini
Khomeini led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, establishing himself as Supreme Leader.

1980
Ronald Reagan
President of the United States

1981
Lech Walesa
Leader of the Polish Solidarity trade union and architect of the Gdansk Agreement

1982
The Computer
Denoted "Machine of the Year" to herald the dawn of the Information Age

1983
Ronald Reagan (2) President of the United States
Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

1984
Peter Ueberroth
Ueberroth orchestrated the organization of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which involved a Soviet-led boycott.

1985
Deng Xiaoping (2)
Paramount Leader of China

1986
Corazon Aquino
Aquino was a prominent figure in 1986's People Power Revolution, being elected President of the Philippines.

1987
Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and leader of the Soviet Union

1988
The Endangered Earth
Planet of the Year, representing the growing environmental movement as well as several natural and ecological disasters that struck in 1988: among them were the 1988–1989 North American drought, "syringe tide", 1988 Bangladesh cyclone and 1988 Armenian earthquake, as well as ozone depletion, global warming, radioactive contamination and deforestation.

1989
Mikhail Gorbachev (2
Acknowledged as "Man of the Decade". Gorbachev, as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

1990
George H. W. Bush
President of the United States

1991
Ted Turner
Founder of CNN.

1992
Bill Clinton
President of the United States

1993
The Peacemakers
Represented by Yasser Arafat, F. W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin. De Klerk, as State President of South Africa, oversaw Mandela's release from prison in 1990. The pair worked together to end the Apartheid system. Arafat, as President of the Palestinian National Authority, and Rabin, as Prime Minister of Israel, signed the 1993 Oslo Accord, the first face-to-face agreement between Palestinian and Israeli authorities.

1994
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1995
Newt Gingrich (16649199256) (cropped).jpg Newt Gingrich Born 1943 Leader of the "Republican Revolution", a Republican Party election landslide, which led to Gingrich being elected Speaker of the House

1996
David Ho
Ho, a scientist, pioneered much AIDS research.

1997
Andrew Grove
In 1997, Grove was chairman and CEO of Intel, recognized as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry.

1998
Bill Clinton (2)
President of the United States
Ken Starr Starr, a lawyer investigating various figures within the Clinton administration

1999
Jeff Bezos
Bezos is the founder and was the CEO of Amazon.com.

2000
George W. Bush
President of the United States

2001
Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001, was selected as a symbol of America's response to the attacks.

2002
The Whistleblowers
Represented by Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins.

2003
The American soldier (2)
Representing U.S. forces around the world

2004
George W. Bush (2)
President of the United States

2005
The Good Samaritans Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates.
Bono, philanthropist and member of the rock band U2, helped to organise the 2005 Live 8 concerts. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and richest person in the world at the time, and his wife Melinda, founded the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2006
You
Representing individual content creators on the World Wide Web

2007
Vladimir Putin
Putin was President of Russia

2008
Barack Obama
President of the United States, first African-American President of the United States in January 2009.

2009
Ben Bernanke
Chairman of the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis of 2007–08

2010
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder of the social-networking website Facebook

2011
The Protester
Recognizing the historic significance of many grassroots protests across the world during that year, such as the ongoing Arab Spring and those against austerity measures in Greece and later in Spain, against corruption in India, against the drug war in Mexico, for education in Chile, for social justice in Israel, as well as the riots in England, the anti-government protests in Russia and the emerging global Occupy Movement

2012
Barack Obama (2)
President of the United States

2013
Francis
Elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

2014
Ebola fighters
"Ebola fighters" refers to health care workers who helped stop the spread of the Ebola virus during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, including not only doctors and nurses, but also ambulance attendants, burial parties and others.

2015
Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany

2016
Donald Trump
President of the United States

2017
The Silence Breakers
The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the MeToo movement. Represented on the cover by strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (pseudonym), lobbyist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, software engineer Susan Fowler, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and a sixth woman, a hospital worker who wished to remain anonymous and whose face cannot be seen.

2018
The Guardians
Journalists who faced persecution, arrest or murder for their reporting. Those highlighted on four different covers were:
Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post columnist murdered for his criticism of the Saudi crown prince;
Maria Ressa, editor of the Philippine news website Rappler, who was indicted for her critical coverage of Rodrigo Duterte's controversially violent policies;
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters journalists captured in Myanmar while investigating the Inn Din massacre;
the staff of The Capital, a Maryland newspaper whose office was targeted by a gunman who killed five of its employees in a mass shooting.

2019
Greta Thunberg Environmental activist and founder of the School Strike for Climate campaign

2020
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

2021
Elon Musk
CEO of Tesla, Inc., founder and CEO of SpaceX, and the richest person in the world in 2021 Time did not release a shortlist for 2021.

2022
Volodymyr Zelensky and the Spirit of Ukraine