“John” is a common first name for boys and many people around you might have the same name as John. If you have the picture of your friend with first name “John”, you probably will understand the “person of interest” or the key figure of discussion. But, if the “John of interest” is not your pal, you might ask, “who is this John?” However, sometimes the case becomes the opposite, you have been told since your childhood about a few people named John in the World. Such people have made their name famous in the World’s history. There are many famous Johns in the past times and as well as in the present, that everyone has heard about. Below is the list of famous people named John both from the past times as well as of today.
Famous People Named John in the World’s history
- John Adam
John Adam is the second president of the United States and America’s founding father; he was a lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat.
- John. F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy, also known as JFK is the 35th president of the United States. Many events happened during his presidency such as the Cuban Missile crises, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear test ban treaty, development of the Space Race, establishment of the Peace Corps, building the Berlin Wall, and the Civil Right Movement. John F. Kennedy is one of the few famous leaders/presidents who were assassinated during their presidency/rule or leadership.
- John. F Kennedy Jr.
John F. Kennedy Junior is the son of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy. His father was assassinated just before his third birthday. He too is a famous publisher, journalist, and a lawyer of his time. In 1995, Kennedy and Michael Berman founded George, politics-lifestyle, and fashion, genre magazine.
- John Lennon
John Lennon was the lead singer of people’s all time’s favorite rock music band, The Beatles. His songs have inspired many rock singers of the late years such as Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Brian Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Billy Joel, and others.
- John Dalton
John Dalton was an English Physicist, Chemist, and Meteorologist, best known for his works in building the Modern Atomic theory.
- John McEnroe
He is an American former World Number 1. Tennis player often regarded as one of the legendary Tennis player in the history of Tennis. He won seven grand slam single titles, nine men’s double titles, and one grand slam mixed title.
- John Phillip Sousa
He was a famous American composer of the late Romantic era, known for his American military and patriotic marches. He is also known as an “American March King”; his famous works are Semper Fidelis, The Liberty Work, The Thunderer, and “The Washington Post.”
- John Witherspoon
He was a famous American-Scottish Presbyterian minister and a Founding Father of the United States.
He was a revolutionary theologian and supported the act of liberation from the British Government ruling in the continent. He died in 1794 on his farm just outside of Princeton, and was buried in the Princeton cemetery.
- John HurtJohn Vincent Hurt is an English actor came into prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the movie “A man for all seasons.” Hurt famous movies include V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull, the Elephant Man, and Nineteen-Eighty four. His achievements include two nominations for the Academy Awards, winning Golden globe award, and four BAFTA awards.
- John Cena
WWE star John Felix Anthony Cena or simply John Cena is a wrestler, rap singer, and an actor. His famous music work is the album, “you can’t see me” that he recorded with his cousin, Tha Trademarc.