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1927
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Charles Lindbergh
The first 'Time Person of the Year'. First man to fly solo across the Atlantic in a nonstop flight. Infant son was later kidnapped and murdered.
1928
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Walter Chrysler
Founder of the Chrysler car company. In 1928, work commenced on the Chrysler building, which he financed. At the time it was tallest building in the world.
1929
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Owen Young
In 1929, came up with the Young Plan to reduce Germany's war reparations. Plan foundered with the Depression.
1930
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Mahatma Gandhi
First non-American and first non-white person
1931
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France four times. Executed after World War II for treason after his part in the Vichy regime.
1932
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Only U.S. President to serve four terms. Came up with the New Deal to counter the effects of the Great Depression.
1933
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Hugh Johnson
Rewarded for efforts on New Deal. Later fell out with Roosevelt.
1934
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For the second time. Is featured on the U.S. dime.
1935
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Haile Selassie I
Former Emperor of Ethiopia, which was under attack from Italy at the time.
1936
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Wallis Simpson
First female chosen. Caused abdication crisis in England when she married Edward VIII.
1937
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Chiang Kai-Shek and Soong May-ling
First couple chosen
1938
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Adolf Hitler
In 1938 he had just annexed Austria in the Anschluss. Police officers were banned from naming their dogs 'Adolf'.
1939
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Joseph Stalin
1940
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Winston Churchill
Allegedly used a hat pin in his cigars to keep the ash dangling and therefore would keep opponents dazzled as he continued to puff away.
1941
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For the third time
1942
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Joseph Stalin
For the second time
1943
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
George Marshall
U.S. Army Chief Of Staff until 1945.
1944
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Dwight D. Eisenhower
At the time, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe.
1945
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Harry S. Truman
Vice President who took over from Franklin D. Roosevelt on his death after 82 days in office.
1946
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
James F. Byrnes
Anti Stalinist U.S Secretary of State.
1947
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
George Marshall
For the second time
1948
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Harry S. Truman
For the second time
1949
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Winston Churchill
For the second time. He was named 'Man of the Half-Century'.
1950
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The American Fighting Man
First abstract chosen. Man of the Year: Name: American. Occupation: Fighting Man
1951
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Mohammed Mossadegh
Iranian Prime Minister, later toppled by the CIA.
1952
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Queen Elizabeth II
Ascended to the throne in 1952, but not crowned until 1953.
1953
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany for 14 years.
1954
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
John Dulles
U.S. Secretary of State. Washington's airport is named after him.
1955
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors.
1956
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Hungarian Freedom Fighter
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. [wikipedia]
1957
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Nikita Khrushchev
Leader of the Soviet Union. Ousted by the party in 1964.
1958
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Charles De Gaulle
Leader of the Free French during World War II. President of France's Fifth Republic 1958-1969.
1959
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Dwight D. Eisenhower
For the second time
1960
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
U.S. Scientists
Represented by Linus Pauling, Isidor Rabi, Edward Teller, Adam Fisher, Donald A. Glaser, Willard Libby, Robert Woodward, Charles Draper, William Shockley, Emilio Segre, John Enders, Charles Townes, George Beadle, James Van Allen and Edward Purcell.
1961
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
John F. Kennedy
Had ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion that year.
1962
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Pope John XXIII
261st Pope. Served as a sergeant in World War I.
1963
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Martin Luther King Jr.
American civil rights leader, the following year he became the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace prize. Assassinated in 1968.
1964
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Lyndon Johnson
Took over as U.S. President on the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963. Served without a Vice President until re-elected.
1965
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
William Westmoreland
1966
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Generation Twenty-Five and Under
First time an age group had been chosen. TIME magazine stands for 'The International Magazine of Events.'
1967
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Lyndon Johnson
For the second time. Commonly known as LBJ, the B stands for Baines.
1968
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Apollo 8 Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders
Lovell and Anders became the first people to orbit the Moon. Lovell later had to be spectacuarly rescued from space in Apollo 13.
1969
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Middle Americans
1970
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany who improved relations with Eastern Europe. Won Nobel Peace prize for his efforts.
1971
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Richard Nixon
Only U.S. President to resign.
1972
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
Nixon was also chosen the year before. The pair were credited for improving America's status in the Cold War, and for scaling back the Vietnam War effort.
1973
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
John Sirica
American judge who hit the newsstands with the Watergate Scandal, when he declared that Nixon had to hand over taped conversations from the White House. Keen on stiff sentences, he was known as 'Maximum John'.
1974
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
King Faisal
1975
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
American Women
Represented by Betty Ford, Carla Hills, Ella Grasso, Barbara Jordan, Susie Sharp, Jill Conway, Billy Jean King, Susan Brownmiller, Addie Wyatt, Kathleen Byerly, Carol Sutton and Alison Cheek.
1976
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Jimmy Carter
Was left with a permantently crooked finger after an accident while peanut farming. Won race to become 39th U.S. President in 1976.
1977
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Anwar Sadat
In 1977, was first leader of an Arab country to travel officially to Israel. Assassinated by his own army in 1981.
1978
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Deng Xiaoping
Modernising Chinese leader after the death of Chairman Mao. Survived numerous assassination attempts before dying aged 92 in 1997.
1979
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ayatollah Khomeini
1979 saw his Islamic revolution overturn the Shah of Persia. First name was Ruhollah.
1980
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ronald Reagan
Oldest person to be elected as President of the U.S. Had previously been a radio baseball commentator and an actor. Nicknamed 'The Gipper' after one of his early roles.
1981
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Lech Wałęsa
Polish trade union organiser and Nobel Peace prize winner. Was reputedly offered a million dollars to shave off his moustache for a razor company campaign.
1982
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Computer
The first non-human abstract chosen
1983
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov
Reagan had also been chosen three years earlier.
1984
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Peter Ueberroth
Organiser of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, which returned a huge financial surplus.
1985
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Deng Xiaoping
For the second time
1986
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Corazón Aquino
Became President of the Philippines after the fall of the Marcos rule. Mother of five children.
1987
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Mikhail Gorbachev
Reformist Soviet Union leader. Last leader before the USSR was dissolved.
1988
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Endangered Earth
'Planet of the Year'
1989
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Mikhail Gorbachev
'Man of the Decade'. Resigned as Soviet leader on Christmas Day 1991. Six years later he appared in an advert for a pizza restaurant company.
1990
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
George H. W. Bush
Republican American President with the middle names Herbert and Walker.
1991
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ted Turner
TV mogul and philanthropist. Sailed in Courageous, which won the 1977 America's Cup. Previously married to actress Jane Fonda.
1992
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Bill Clinton
42in President of the U.S. Has won two Grammy awards. First elected President to be impeached.
1993
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Peacemakers
Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Yasser Arafat, and Yitzhak Rabin
1994
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Pope John Paul II
First non-Italian Pope in 450 years. Earlier in his life had worked in a limestone quarry.
1995
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. First names Newton Leroy.
1996
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
David Ho
Taiwanese-born HIV researcher.
1997
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Andy Grove
Fourth person to join the Intel computer company, he later became its president.
1998
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr
Second time for Bill Clinton. Kenneth Starr led the investigation that ended in Clinton's impeachment.
1999
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Jeffrey P. Bezos
Founder of internet sensation Amazon. The P stands for Preston.
2000
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
George W. Bush
Won the award ten years after his father.
2001
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Rudolph Giuliani
Mayor of New York at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Keen New York Yankees fan.
2002
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Whistleblowers
Cynthia Cooper of Worldcom, Sherron Watkins of Enron, and Coleen Rowley of the FBI
2003
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The American Soldier
2004
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
George W. Bush
for the 2nd time
2005
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Good Samaritans
Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
2006
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
You
"For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is you."
2007
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Vladimir Putin
Singled out by Time as a person who had had the greatest impact on world events, for better or for worse. "He's not a good guy, but he's done extraordinary things," said Time's managing editor Richard Stengel. "He's a new tsar of Russia, and he's dangerous in the sense that he doesn't care about free speech; he cares about stability. But stability is what Russia needed, and that's why Russians adore him."
2008
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Barack Obama
44th President of United States, was born in Hawaii, he previously served as a US senator from Illinois
2009
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ben Bernanke
Is an American economist, and is the current (14th) Chairman of the US Federal Reserve
2010
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Mark Zuckerberg
Is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the social networking site Facebook
2011
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
The Protester
In the 60's they marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, in the 70's they rose up in Iran and Portugal, the 80's they spoke out against nuclear weapons in the US and Europe, against Israel occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and against communist tyranny in Tiananmen Square and Eastern Europ
2012
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Barack Obama
Elected President of the USA for a second term.
2013
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Pope Francis
Chosen as Pope after the resignation of Pope Benedict, the first non-European Pope since 741.
2014
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ebola Fighters
Healthworkers from around the world who cared for the victims of the most widespread known outbreak of the Ebola virus.
2015
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany, her response to the refugee crises being particularly newsworthy.
2016
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Donald Trump
Elected President of the USA, his campaign and media presence changed the parameters of US election campaigning.


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