Kyawhtin1February 1, 20103min1773

TIME’s Man of the Year List


TIME’s Man of the Year

Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that “for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year.” Though TIME’s list is not an academic or objective study of the past, the list gives a contemporary viewpoint of what was important during each year. There are many interesting facts about the list:

  • Charles Lindbergh (1927) was the first, and the youngest, person to receive the distinction. He was 25 years old.
  • Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, the woman whom English King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry, was the first woman to receive the honor – 1936.
  • Though a number of people have received the honor twice, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only person to have been named three times: 1932, 1934, and 1941.
  • Adolf Hitler, the murderous leader of Nazi Germany, received the honor in 1938.
  • A whole generation was named in 1966 – “Twenty-five and Under.”
  • In 1982, the computer became the first object ever to receive the distinction.
  • There are several years where large groups of people were nominated: the American Fighting-Man (1950), the Hungarian Freedom Fighter (1956), U.S. Scientists (1960), Twenty-Five and Under (1966), the Middle Americans (1968), and American Women (1975).


  • Kyawhtin1

    February 1, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Ben Bernanke appointment renewed.

    Ben Bernanke – Person of the Year 2009 – TIME


    Person of the Year 2009
    The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic catastrophe

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1946375_1947251_1947520,00.html#ixzz0eH0SRMLH


    A bald man with a gray beard and tired eyes is sitting in his oversize Washington office, talking about the economy. He doesn’t have a commanding presence. He isn’t a mesmerizing speaker. He has none of the look-at-me swagger or listen-to-me charisma so common among men with oversize Washington offices. His arguments aren’t partisan or ideological; they’re methodical, grounded in data and the latest academic literature. When he doesn’t know something, he doesn’t bluster or bluff. He’s professorial, which makes sense, because he spent most of his career as a professor.
    He is not, in other words, a typical Beltway power broker. He’s shy. He doesn’t do the D.C. dinner-party circuit; he prefers to eat at home with his wife, who still makes him do the dishes and take out the trash. Then they do crosswords or read. Because Ben Bernanke is a nerd.
    (See pictures of Ben Bernanke’s life from childhood to chairmanship.)

  • Kyawhtin1

    February 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    LIST OF PERSON(S) OF THE YEAR, 1927 TO 2009.

    1927 Charles Augustus Lindbergh
    1928 Walter P. Chrysler
    1929 Owen D. Young
    1930 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    1931 Pierre Laval
    1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1933 Hugh Samuel Johnson
    1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1935 Haile Selassie
    1936 Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson
    1937 Generalissimo & Mme Chiang Kai-Shek
    1938 Adolf Hitler
    1939 Joseph Stalin
    1940 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
    1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1942 Joseph Stalin
    1943 George Catlett Marshall
    1944 Dwight David Eisenhower
    1945 Harry Truman
    1946 James F. Byrnes
    1947 George Catlett Marshall
    1948 Harry Truman
    1949 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
    1950 American Fighting-Man
    1951 Mohammed Mossadegh
    1952 Elizabeth II
    1953 Konrad Adenauer
    1954 John Foster Dulles
    1955 Harlow Herbert Curtice
    1956 Hungarian Freedom Fighter
    1957 Nikita Krushchev
    1958 Charles De Gaulle
    1959 Dwight David Eisenhower
    1960 U.S. Scientists
    1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    1962 Pope John XXIII
    1963 Martin Luther King Jr.
    1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
    1965 General William Childs Westmoreland
    1966 Twenty-Five and Under
    1967 Lyndon B. Johnson
    1968 Astronauts Anders, Borman and Lovell
    1969 The Middle Americans
    1970 Willy Brandt
    1971 Richard Milhous Nixon
    1972 Nixon and Kissinger
    1973 John J. Sirica
    1974 King Faisal
    1975 American Women
    1976 Jimmy Carter
    1977 Anwar Sadat
    1978 Teng Hsiao-P’ing
    1979 Ayatullah Khomeini
    1980 Ronald Reagan
    1981 Lech Walesa
    1982 The Computer
    1983 Ronald Reagan & Yuri Andropov
    1984 Peter Ueberroth
    1985 Deng Xiaoping
    1986 Corazon Aquino
    1987 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
    1988 Endangered Earth
    1989 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
    1990 The Two George Bushes
    1991 Ted Turner
    1992 Bill Clinton
    1993 The Peacemakers
    1994 Pope John Paul II
    1995 Newt Gingrich
    1996 Dr. David Ho
    1997 Andy Grove
    1998 Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr
    1999 Jeff Bezos
    2000 George W. Bush
    2001 Rudolph Giuliani
    2002 The Whistleblowers
    2003 The American Soldier
    2004 George W. Bush
    2005 Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, & Bono
    2006 You
    2007 Vladimir Putin
    2008 Barack Obama
    2009 Ben Bernanke

  • Luigi Fulk

    March 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

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