A Weekend Challenge: 10 in 50

Name 10 people who have lived in the last 50 years who will be remembered 50 years from now.

If they died before 1962, they don’t count. Bad guys make as much news as good guys. 

Churchill died in 1965 . He might make the list, but I haven’t seen the new history books.

Will Nelson Mandela be a bigger star ? 

  1. Eeyore

    It depends, flown. Are you going to be reading remembrances by Larry Arnn or Michael Eric Dyson?

    BTW, I read Churchill is out of the required history books as of this year. Not purged from British history, but he’s out of the core curriculuum.

  2. Casey

    Fascinating question. Jordan and Ali. Lucille Ball.

  3. Casey

    Nixon and Bill Gates

  4. Mollie Hemingway

    Pretty sure that once the country is renamed Flukistan, we’ll be remembering Sandra for at least that long, right?

  5. Richard Nevins

    Watson and Crick.  They will be famous for centuries.

  6. Steve C.

    Tiger Woods

  7. Tripedis Canis

    1. Ronald Reagan

    2. Stephen Hawking

    3. Neil Armstrong

    4. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    5.  Pope John Paul II

    6. Mother Teresa

    7. Usama bin Laden (in certain circles)

    8. J.R.R. Tolkien

    9. Charles Schulz

    10. Bill Gates, but only because his cyborg will still be active

  8. Eeyore
    Richard Nevins: Watson and Crick.  They will be famous for centuries.

    Nah, they didn’t build that.

  9. Jimmy Carter

    The Trifecta of the Century (No, not Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin):

    President Ronaldus Magnus

    Pope John Paul II

    Lady Margaret Thatcher

    Anyone and everyone else is bush league.

  10. CuriousJohn

    Paul Ryan

  11. RightinChicago

    Mick Jagger

    Ronald Reagan

    Martin Scorcese

    Wes Anderson (I hope)

    Paul McCartney

    Barack Obama (I wish it wasn’t so)

    Daniek Day Lewis

    Jerry Seinfeld (For Seinfeld)

    Milton Friedman

    Ayn Rand

  12. Miffed White Male

    Neil Armstrong

    Christa McAuliffe

    John Wayne

    George W Bush ( I assume the Democrats will still be blaming him for everything wrong with the economy).

  13. Charleen Larson

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Wozniak

    Ronald Wayne

  14. Ambulance Driver

    Ronald Reagan

    Milton Friedman

    Pope John Paul II

    Bob Dylan

    Tom Hanks

    Frank Sinatra

    Bob Knight

    Steve Jobs

    Bill Gates

    Tiger Woods

  15. Macsen

    Here’s an alternative- how about 10 people who have lived in the last 50 years that we wish the world will quickly forget?

    …the hard part would be limiting the list to 10.

  16. Casey

    Paul Newman… primarily for tasty dressings.

  17. tabula rasa
    Macsen: Here’s an alternative- how about 10 people who have lived in the last 50 years that we wish the world will quickly forget?

    …the hard part would be limiting the list to 10. · 7 minutes ago

    1.  President Barack Obama

    2.  Senator Barack Hussein Obama

    3.  Former U. S. Senator Barack Obama

    4.  Illinois State Senator Barack Obama

    5.  Community Organizer Barack Obama

    6.  Harvard Law Review Editor Barack Obama

    7.  Former Columbia student Barack Obama 

    8.  Hawaiian prep school student Barack Obama

    9.  Joe Biden

    10. Joe Biden’s teeth.

  18. Ryan M
    Jimmy Carter: The Trifecta of the Century (No, not Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin):

    President Ronaldus Magnus

    Pope John Paul II

    Lady Margaret Thatcher

    Anyone and everyone else is bush league. · 1 hour ago

    ha – I think this was a “who do you think,” not “who do you wish.”  That said, I second RightinChicago’s nomination of Jerry Seinfeld.  Thank God he has stayed quiet on politics (as far as I know – don’t anyone tell me otherwise!); I couldn’t bear to dislike the man.

  19. Casey

    Warhol

  20. tabula rasa

    C. S. Lewis (died 49 years ago).

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