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Time Person of the Year Quiz

Name the winners of Time magazine's Person of the Year.
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First submittedJanuary 9, 2013
Last updatedDecember 6, 2017
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Year
Hint
Person of the Year
2017
The Silence Breakers
2016
World Leader
Donald Trump
2015
World Leader
Angela Merkel
2014
The Ebola Fighters
2013
Religious Leader
Pope Francis
2012
World Leader
Barack Obama
2011
The Protestor
2010
CEO
Mark Zuckerberg
2009
Economist
Ben Bernanke
2008
World Leader
Barack Obama
2007
World Leader
Vladimir Putin
2006
You
2005
The Good Samaritans
2004
World Leader
George W. Bush
2003
The American Soldier
2002
The Whistleblowers
2001
Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani
2000
World Leader
George W. Bush
1999
CEO
Jeff Bezos
1998
Prosecutor
Kenneth Starr
1998
World Leader
Bill Clinton
1997
CEO
Andy Grove
1996
Scientist
David Ho
1995
Politician
Newt Gingrich
1994
Religious Leader
Pope John Paul II
1993
The Peacemakers
1992
World Leader
Bill Clinton
1991
CEO
Ted Turner
1990
World Leader
George H. W. Bush
1989
World Leader
Mikhail Gorbachev
1988
The Endangered Earth
1987
World Leader
Mikhail Gorbachev
1986
World Leader
Corazon C. Aquino
1985
World Leader
Deng Xiaoping
1984
Sports Leader
Peter Ueberroth
1983
World Leader
Yuri Andropov
1983
World Leader
Ronald Reagan
1982
The Computer
1981
World Leader
Lech Walesa
1980
World Leader
Ronald Reagan
1979
World Leader
Ayatollah Khomeini
1978
World Leader
Deng Xiaoping
1977
World Leader
Anwar Sadat
1976
World Leader
Jimmy Carter
1975
American Women
1974
World Leader
King Faisal
1973
Judge
John Sirica
1972
Diplomat
Henry Kissinger
Year
Hint
Person of the Year
1972
World Leader
Richard Nixon
1971
World Leader
Richard Nixon
1970
World Leader
Willy Brandt
1969
The Middle Americans
1968
The Apollo 8 Astronauts
1967
World Leader
Lyndon B. Johnson
1966
Baby Boomers
1965
General
William Westmoreland
1964
World Leader
Lyndon B. Johnson
1963
Activist
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1962
Religious Leader
Pope John XXIII
1961
World Leader
John F. Kennedy
1960
US Scientists
1959
World Leader
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1958
World Leader
Charles de Gaulle
1957
World Leader
Nikita Khrushchev
1956
Hungarian Freedom Fighters
1955
CEO
Harlow Curtice
1954
Diplomat
John Foster Dulles
1953
World Leader
Konrad Adenauer
1952
Ceremonial Leader
Queen Elizabeth II
1951
World Leader
Mohammed Mossadegh
1950
The American Fighting-Man
1949
World Leader
Winston Churchill
1948
World Leader
Harry S. Truman
1947
Diplomat
George Marshall
1946
Diplomat
James F. Byrnes
1945
World Leader
Harry S. Truman
1944
General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1943
General
George Marshall
1942
World Leader
Joseph Stalin
1941
World Leader
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940
World Leader
Winston Churchill
1939
World Leader
Joseph Stalin
1938
World Leader
Adolf Hitler
1937
World Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
1937
Politician
Soong May-ling
1936
Socialite
Wallis Simpson
1935
World Leader
Haile Selassie I
1934
World Leader
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933
Government Official
Hugh Johnson
1932
World Leader
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1931
World Leader
Pierre Laval
1930
Activist
Mohandas Gandhi
1929
CEO
Owen D. Young
1928
CEO
Walter Chrysler
1927
Aviator
Charles Lindbergh
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level 69
Dec 21, 2012
32/60. Best score for the first half hour this quiz has been up.
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level 76
Dec 10, 2015
I got 37 this time. Got everything above 16% except for Elizabeth 2, and got some as low as 2%. But I missed Bezos because I thought it was spelled Besos.
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level 75
Dec 10, 2015
Scored 31. I might have done better had I not gotten it into my head that the gray bars were headings for the lines after. I didn't realize my stupid mistake until I was trying to figure out how King Faisal came under the heading of American women. Sigh. I really miss my caffeine since going decaf.
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level 53
Dec 21, 2012
Guess ALL the presidents!
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level 68
Dec 10, 2015
That also explains "Hugh Johnson" (Who?) @ 51%!
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level 65
Dec 21, 2012
2006 - You. How cheesy.
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level 32
Dec 23, 2012
Ha, that's really something.
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level 71
May 1, 2014
I always put that on my resume - Time Magazine Man of the Year for 2006.
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level 26
Dec 21, 2012
39/60
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level 53
Dec 22, 2012
please accept kai shek without the hyphen...
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level ∞
Dec 23, 2012
Punctuation is never required on JetPunk, but Kai-shek doesn't work because that's not his family name.
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level 71
Jan 9, 2013
How about Madame Chiang for Soong May-Lin? I know that is not her name, but that is the name under which she appeared on at least one Time cover:
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level ∞
Jan 9, 2013
Okay
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level 73
Jan 30, 2013
When i clicked this, i had already prepared to type "You", "The Activist", and "The Computer." Much to my dismay, they were already filled in for me :-(
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level 44
Nov 10, 2013
how does hitler get nominated for person of the year
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level 76
Dec 12, 2013
The same way Josef Stalin and Ken Starr made it, I guess? Ken Starr, the year after Clinton was person of the year, no less.
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level 45
Dec 12, 2013
I may be mistaken, but weren't President Clinton and Kenneth Starr named in the same year? I seem to remember grimacing and rolling my eyes when I saw the cover of Time that week with a picture of the two of them....
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level ∞
Dec 12, 2013
Okay, added more spellings for Khrushchev.
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level 72
Jul 10, 2014
Time awards it to the person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse...has done the most to influence the events of the year".
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level 79
Jul 29, 2016
Hitler got it in 1938, prior to WWII. Things were bad already, for sure, but it's not a recognition of him plunging the world into war.
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level 76
Dec 12, 2013
oh man.. I was all set to guess "you." How could I forget the year that I was named person of the year?
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level 64
Dec 12, 2013
I shoulda paid more attention to the hints. I probably could have figured out Lindbergh and Wallis Simpson. Mostly I named presidents. And I got Pope John because I was trying to enter Pope John Paul. :)
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level 81
Jun 3, 2014
Zuckerberg surely? (says Zuckerburg)
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level 77
Mar 9, 2015
I typed Elisabeth 2 and Westmorland and didn't get them, that's harsh :3.
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level 24
Dec 10, 2015
60/60!!! My grandfather just got 60/60!!!!
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level 49
Dec 13, 2015
Please allow alternative spellings for the Russian names.
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level 76
Feb 25, 2016
So do they just hand this honour out to all the US presidents on principle?
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level 79
Jul 29, 2016
Pretty much. Time magazine used to have much more clout; this is probably the last thing for which anyone gives them much notice.
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level 34
Jun 25, 2016
I didn't think they gave the "bad guys" person of the year. Does it mean most influencial person of something. What has Putin ever done to deserve person of the year? Or George W Bush?
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level 41
Mar 23, 2017
They don't have to be good, and many aren't... The rule is the person who for better or for worse had the most effect on world events that year.
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level 67
Jul 29, 2016
QM, I think there is a mistake somewhere. At no stage did i type "David" or any word starting with "Ho" yet I got David Ho. Apologies if that's a nickname or alias of his, I haven't the faintest idea who he is. On a more jovial note, that is a dreadful list of despots, genocidal maniacs and.........US Presidents (insert your own funny here).
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level 79
Jul 29, 2016
I got this when I tried "Hoover". Never heard of him either.
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level 72
Oct 31, 2016
Got Ho because of Hoover, Hugh Johnson because of Lyndon B. and John XXIII because of John Paul II
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level 68
Dec 10, 2016
Ho chi Minh probably? @Quizmaster: I believe the 2010 CEO is named Zuckerberg, not -burg.
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level ∞
Dec 10, 2016
Fixed
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level 72
Dec 10, 2016
Mossadegh is also commonly spelled Mossedeq. I tried several variations of the spelling because I was certain he was the winner in 1951 but none worked.
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level ∞
Dec 10, 2016
Mossedeq will work now
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level 57
Dec 10, 2016
Nice, you have added the leader of the Divided States of America.
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level 63
Dec 10, 2016
“I’m not president yet so I didn’t do anything to divide"
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level 57
Dec 13, 2016
Ah, there is your expected comment :)
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level 73
Feb 12, 2017
Along with Rudy Giuliani, and one of our greatest, most beautiful minds, All-American Lunatic, Person of the Year 1995, the sweet Newt Gingrich in its government.
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level 57
Apr 16, 2017
Oh I just made a quiz in this (facepalm). Its just 21st century winners though
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2018
This quiz will not be updated again until Time chooses an actual person and not a concept.