Time 'Person of the Year'
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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.
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.
In 1929, came up with the Young Plan to reduce Germany's war reparations. Plan foundered with the Depression.
First non-American and first non-white person
Prime Minister of France four times. Executed after World War II for treason after his part in the Vichy regime.
Only U.S. President to serve four terms. Came up with the New Deal to counter the effects of the Great Depression.
Rewarded for efforts on New Deal. Later fell out with Roosevelt.
For the second time. Is featured on the U.S. dime.
Former Emperor of Ethiopia, which was under attack from Italy at the time.
First female chosen. Caused abdication crisis in England when she married Edward VIII.
In 1938 he had just annexed Austria in the Anschluss. Police officers were banned from naming their dogs 'Adolf'.
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.
U.S. Army Chief Of Staff until 1945.
At the time, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe.
Vice President who took over from Franklin D. Roosevelt on his death after 82 days in office.
Anti Stalinist U.S Secretary of State.
For the second time. He was named 'Man of the Half-Century'.
First abstract chosen. Man of the Year: Name: American. Occupation: Fighting Man
Iranian Prime Minister, later toppled by the CIA.
Ascended to the throne in 1952, but not crowned until 1953.
Chancellor of West Germany for 14 years.
U.S. Secretary of State. Washington's airport is named after him.
President of General Motors.
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. [wikipedia]
Leader of the Soviet Union. Ousted by the party in 1964.
Leader of the Free French during World War II. President of France's Fifth Republic 1958-1969.
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.
Had ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion that year.
261st Pope. Served as a sergeant in World War I.
American civil rights leader, the following year he became the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace prize. Assassinated in 1968.
Took over as U.S. President on the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963. Served without a Vice President until re-elected.
First time an age group had been chosen. TIME magazine stands for 'The International Magazine of Events.'
For the second time. Commonly known as LBJ, the B stands for Baines.
Lovell and Anders became the first people to orbit the Moon. Lovell later had to be spectacuarly rescued from space in Apollo 13.
Chancellor of West Germany who improved relations with Eastern Europe. Won Nobel Peace prize for his efforts.
Only U.S. President to resign.
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.
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'.
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.
Was left with a permantently crooked finger after an accident while peanut farming. Won race to become 39th U.S. President in 1976.
In 1977, was first leader of an Arab country to travel officially to Israel. Assassinated by his own army in 1981.
Modernising Chinese leader after the death of Chairman Mao. Survived numerous assassination attempts before dying aged 92 in 1997.
1979 saw his Islamic revolution overturn the Shah of Persia. First name was Ruhollah.
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.
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.
The first non-human abstract chosen
Reagan had also been chosen three years earlier.
Organiser of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, which returned a huge financial surplus.
Became President of the Philippines after the fall of the Marcos rule. Mother of five children.
Reformist Soviet Union leader. Last leader before the USSR was dissolved.
'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.
Republican American President with the middle names Herbert and Walker.
TV mogul and philanthropist. Sailed in Courageous, which won the 1977 America's Cup. Previously married to actress Jane Fonda.
42in President of the U.S. Has won two Grammy awards. First elected President to be impeached.
Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Yasser Arafat, and Yitzhak Rabin
First non-Italian Pope in 450 years. Earlier in his life had worked in a limestone quarry.
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. First names Newton Leroy.
Taiwanese-born HIV researcher.
Fourth person to join the Intel computer company, he later became its president.
Second time for Bill Clinton. Kenneth Starr led the investigation that ended in Clinton's impeachment.
Founder of internet sensation Amazon. The P stands for Preston.
Won the award ten years after his father.
Mayor of New York at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Keen New York Yankees fan.
Cynthia Cooper of Worldcom, Sherron Watkins of Enron, and Coleen Rowley of the FBI
Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
Time 'Person of the Year' was
"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."
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."
44th President of United States, was born in Hawaii, he previously served as a US senator from Illinois
Is an American economist, and is the current (14th) Chairman of the US Federal Reserve
Is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the social networking site Facebook
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
Elected President of the USA for a second term.
Chosen as Pope after the resignation of Pope Benedict, the first non-European Pope since 741.
Healthworkers from around the world who cared for the victims of the most widespread known outbreak of the Ebola virus.
Chancellor of Germany, her response to the refugee crises being particularly newsworthy.
Elected President of the USA, his campaign and media presence changed the parameters of US election campaigning.
All the people who spoke against and about sexual harassment and assault.
'Guardians and War on Truth'. In his statement explaining the choice Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote (in part) "It has long been the first move in the authoritarian playbook: controlling the flow of information and debate that is freedom’s lifeblood. And in 2018, the playbook worked. Today, democracy around the world faces its biggest crisis in decades, its foundations undermined by invective from on high and toxins from below, by new technologies that power ancient impulses, by a poisonous cocktail of strongmen and weakening institutions."
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