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List of The first in World:

The list of first in World (Male & Female) in various fields – Science & Technology, Architecture, Awards, Sports, Defense, and Governance etc. Persons who accomplish any achievement for the first time set a special benchmark for others to follow and as such make the whole world to feel proud of them. Since these individuals achieve what had not been previously achieved by anyone before them, it becomes indispensable to be aware of them. The list of first in World (Male & Female) in various fields – Science & Technology, Architecture, Awards, Sports, Defense, Governance The first in World’ was important category in the Static GK section for various competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, RAIL, Bank-Clark, Bank-PO, Insurance, Defence, etc.

 

List of the First in World (MALE)

IncidentPersonFirst AchievedCountry
The first man to climb Mt. EverestSherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund HillaryMay 29, 1953Nepal, New Zealand
The first man to climb Mt Everest twiceNawang Gombu1963 and 1965Nepal
The first blind Man to Scale Mt. EverestEric WeihenmayerMay 25, 2001United States
Most number of times to reach the summitKami Rita Sherpa24 times, Last May 20, 2019Nepal
The fastest ascent from Everest Base Camp (man)Pem Dorjee8 hours and 10 minutesNepal
Eldest man to climb Mt. EverestYuichiro Miura (at the age of 80 years)May 23, 2013Japan
The youngest person to climb Mount EverestJordan RomeroMay 22, 2010United States
The first male swimmer crossing of the English channel

(England to France)

Matthew Webb1875United Kingdom
The first deaf and dumb to cross the Strait of GibraltarTaranath Shenoy1983India
The first man to reach the North PoleRobert Edwin PearyApr 6, 1909United States
The first man to reach the South PoleRoland AmundsenDec 14, 1911Norway
The first person to sail around the WorldFerdinand Magellan1519Portuguese
The first European Invader of Indian SoilAlexander, The Great326 BCBabylon
The first European to Attack IndiaAlexander, The Great326 BCBabylon
The first European to Reach China

Niccolò and Maffeo Polo

1266Italy
The first man to set foot on the MoonNeil ArmstrongJuly 20, 1969, Apollo 11United States
The first man to go into spaceMajor Yuri Gagarin1961Russia
The first human to conduct a spacewalkAlexey Leonov1965Russia
The first Space TouristDennis Tito8 days – Apr 28 – May 6, 2001United States
The first man to fly an AirplaneWright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur Wright)On December 17, 1903United States
The first man to draw the map of EarthAnaximander,In 6th century BCGreek
The first President of the United State of AmericaGeorge WashingtonOn April 30, 1789United States
The first President of the Republic of ChinaDr. Sun-Yat-Sen1 Jan 1912China
The first Secretary-General of the United NationsTrygve Halvdan LieOctober 24, 1945Norway
The first Prime minister of Great BritainRobert Walpole1721Britain
The first UN Deputy Secretary-GeneralLouise Frechette2 March 1998Canada
The first Governor-General of PakistanMohammed Ali  JinnahAugust 15, 1947Pakistan
The first Ethnic-Indian Prime Minister of FijiMahendra Choudary19 May 1999Fiji
The first man to win Nobel Prize for LiteratureSully Prudhomme1901France
The first man to win Nobel Prize for PeaceHenry Dunant and Frederic Passy1901Switzerland and France
The first man to win Nobel Prize for PhysicsWilhelm Conrad Rontgen1901Germany
The first man to win Nobel Prize for ChemistryJacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff1901Holland
The first man to win Nobel Prize for MedicineEmil Adolf von Behring1901Germany
The first man to win Nobel Prize for EconomicsRagnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen1969Norway and Holland
The first Asian to head the International Cricket CouncilJagmohan Dalmiya1997 to 2000India
The first Asian to win the Wimbledon TrophyRamanathan Krishnan1954India
The First Residents of International Space StationsBill Shepherd and Yuri Gidzanko and Sergei Krikalev1998USA and Russia
The first man to compile EncyclopediaAspheosis (Athens)

[Read also: List of First in India]

List of the First in World (Female)

Achievement WhoWhenFrom Where
The first woman to climb Mt EverestJunko TabeiMay 16, 1975Japan
The first woman to climb Mt Everest twiceSantosh Yadav1992 and 1993India
The first oldest Woman to climb Mt. EverestTamae Watanabe2012Japan
The fastest ascent from Everest Base Camp (woman)Sherpa Lakpa Gelu (10 hours 56 minutes)21 May 2004Nepal
The first female swimmer crossing of the English Channel (England to France)Gertrude Ederle1926United States
The first woman to cross seven important seas of the world by swimmingBula ChaudhuryIndia
The first woman in the World to cross the Strait of GibraltarArti PradhanIndia
The first woman to reach the North poleMs. Fran Phipps1971Canadian
The first woman to reach AntarticaCaroline Mikkelsen1935Norway
The first woman Cosmonaut in SpaceValentina Tereshkova1969Russia
The first woman to walk in spaceSvetlana Savitskaya1984Russia
The first woman Space TouristMrs. Anousheh Ansari2006Irani American
The first woman to Pilot an AircraftTherese Peltier1908France
The first woman in the World to Receive Pilot LicenseRaymonde de Laroche1910France
The first woman President of UN General AssemblySmt Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit1953India
The first woman President of a CountryMaria Estela Peron1974 to 1976Argentina
The first woman Prime Minister of EnglandMargaret Thatcher1979 to 1990England
The first woman Prime Minister of any Muslim CountryBenazir Bhutto1988 to 1990 and  1993 to 1996Pakistan
The first woman Prime Minister of a CountryS Bhandarnayake1960–1965, 1970–1977 and 1994–2000Sri Lanka
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for LiteratureSelma Lagerlof1909Sweden
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for PeaceBertha von Suttner1905Austria–Hungary
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for PhysicsMarie Curie1903Poland and France
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for ChemistryMarie Curie1911Poland and France
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for MedicineGerty Theresa Cori1947United States
The first woman to win Nobel Prize for EconomicsElinor Ostrom2009United States
The first woman to win the Booker PrizeBernice Rubens1970British

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List of the First in World (Miscellaneous)
Achievement Who
The first airport in the world to run completely on solar powerCochin International Airport, India
The first nation in the world to reach Mars in its first attemptIndia;  Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan (24 September 2014)
The first World War (World War I or Great War)1914 – 1918 (Between Allied Powers and Central Powers)
The first City to be attacked with Atom BombHiroshima (Japan) (August 6, 1945) “Bomb name: Little Boy”
The first Country to launch a satellite into SpaceRussia (Sputnik 1) (October 4, 1957)
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