As I’m sure some will say on this thread, the Person of the Year can also be influential for the worse.
Hitler, Mao and Stalin are prime examples.
As Im sure some will say on this thread, the Person of the Year can also be influential for the worse.
Very true. Hitler was the Man of the Year in 1938, when it was called Man of the Year, because of his affect on world events that year.
Ayatollah Khomeini(sp?) was Man of the Year in 1979, based on his inspiration of the Iran revolution and influence on world events that year, including taking our embassy hostages.
I heard that in 2001, Time was really worried, because people think this Person of the Year is supposed to be an honor. The obvious choice in 2001 based on being the biggest influencer of news events would be Bin Laden. But Time was worried of the reaction if they named Bin Laden as Person of the Year.
So instead, they chose Rudy Giuliani for his leadership in New York in responding to 9/11, rather than naming the leader of Muslim terror who was responsible for 9/11.