TIME Person of the year
Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999) is an honor bestowed by the news magazine 'TIME' every year on 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"The tradition of selecting a "Man of the Year" began in 1927, with Time editors contemplating the news makers of the years. The idea was also an attempt to remedy the editorial embarrassment earlier that year of not having aviator Charles Lindbergh on its cover following his historic trans-Atlantic flight. By the end of the year, it was decided that a cover story featuring Lindbergh as the Man of the Year would serve both purposesFranklin D. Roosevelt is the only person to have received the title three timesWallis Simpson is the first woman to have received the titleMahatma Gandhi was the first non-American to have received the titleIn 1949, Winston Churchill was named "Man of the Half-Century". The December 31, 1999 issue of Time named Albert Einstein the "Person of the Century".
List of 'TIME Person of the Year' winners20192018The Guardians2017The Silence Breakers2016Donald Trump2015Angela Merkel2014Ebola fighters2013Pope Francis2012Barack Obama2011The Protester2010Mark Zuckerberg2009Ben Bernanke2008Barack Obama2007Vladimir Putin2006You2005The Good Samaritans2004George W. Bush2003The American soldier2002The Whistleblowers2001Rudy Giuliani2000George W. Bush1999Jeff Bezos1998Bill Clinton & Ken Starr1997Andrew Grove1996David Ho1995Newt Gingrich1994Pope John Paul II1993The Peacemakers1992Bill Clinton1991Ted Turner1990George H. W. Bush1989Mikhail Gorbachev1988The Endangered Earth1987Mikhail Gorbachev1986Corazon Aquino1985Deng Xiaoping1984Peter Ueberroth1983Ronald Reagan & Yuri Andropov1982The Computer1981Lech Wałęsa1980Ronald Reagan1979Ruhollah Khomeini1978Deng Xiaoping1977Anwar Sadat1976Jimmy Carter1975American women1974King Faisal1973John Sirica1972Richard Nixon & Henry Kissinger1971Richard Nixon1970Willy Brandt1969The Middle Americans1968The Apollo 8 astronauts1967Lyndon B. Johnson1966The Inheritor1965William Westmoreland1964Lyndon B. Johnson1963Martin Luther King Jr.1962Pope John XXIII1961John F. Kennedy1960U.S. Scientists1959Dwight D. Eisenhower1958Charles de Gaulle1957Nikita Khrushchev1956The Hungarian freedom fighter1955Harlow Curtice1954John Foster Dulles1953Konrad Adenauer1952Elizabeth II1951Mohammad Mossadegh1950The American fighting-man1949Winston Churchill1948Harry S. Truman1947George Marshall1946James F. Byrnes1945Harry S. Truman1944Dwight D. Eisenhower1943George Marshall1942Joseph Stalin1941Franklin D. Roosevelt1940Winston Churchill1939Joseph Stalin1938Adolf Hitler1937Chiang Kai-shek & Soong May-ling1936Wallis Simpson1935Haile Selassie1934Franklin D. Roosevelt1933Hugh S. Johnson1932Franklin D. Roosevelt1931Pierre Laval1930Mahatma Gandhi1929Owen D. Young1928Walter Chrysler1927Charles Lindbergh