Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”

Time’s Person of the Year is bestowed by the editors of Time Magazine on the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year. Time officially changed the title from Man of the Year to Person of the Year in 1999. Up to that point, the only women to win that recognition were: Wallis Simpson in 1936, Soong Mei-ling (Madame Chiang Kai-Shek) in 1937, Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, and Corazon Aquino in 1986. Women had also been included in several groups, namely Hungarian Freedom Fighter in 1956, U.S. scientists in 1960, Twenty-Five and Under in 1966, The Middle Americans in 1969, and American Women in 1974. Continue and read on about the “Men of the Year” from the 70’s.

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The “Men of the Year” 1970-1979


19710104_107.jpg Willy Brandt


19720103_107.jpg Richard Milhous Nixon


19730101_107.jpg Nixon and Kissinger


19740107_107.jpg John J. Sirica


19750106_107.jpg King Faisal


19760105_107.jpg American Women


19770103_107.jpg Jimmy Carter


19780102_107.jpg Anwar Sadat


19790101_107.jpg Teng Hsiao-P’ing


19800107_107.jpg Ayatullah Khomeini

Source: Time Magazine Archive, Wikipedia: Time Person of the Year

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