TIME Person of the Year: see every cover since 1927…


The first issue of the Person of the Year was published in 1927. The magazine chose Charles Lindbergh because he was the fist person to fly a plane on his own on a direct course from New York to Paris with no stops in between. Today that may seem an easy feat, but back then that was the most mind altering reality. This was the beginning of international commercial flights as we know it.

1927 | Charles Lindbergh

1928 | Walter Chrysler

1929 | Owen D. Young

1930 | Mahatma Gandhi

1931 | Pierre Laval