2012: Barack Obama poy.time.com The cover was announced Wednesday morning. President Obama has already been named "Person of the Year" by Time — in 2008. The magazine has recognized women as part of groups for its annual year-end honor, but not just one woman on her own since 1987. 2011: The Protester time.com 2010: Mark Zuckerberg time.com 2009: Ben Bernanke time.com 2008: Barack Obama time.com 2007: Vladimir Putin time.com 2006: You time.com It's entirely possible that you're a woman, but "You" still fails to recognize individually inspiring female leadership. 2005: Bill and Melinda Gates, Bono time.com 2004: George W. Bush time.com 2003: The American Soldier time.com 2002: The Whistleblowers time.com It was great to see three women — Cynthia Cooper of Worldcom, Coleen Rowley of the FBI, Sherron Watkins of Enron — on the '02 cover, but still suggests no woman was strong enough a figure to stand on her own. 2001: Rudy Giuliani time.com 2000: George W. Bush time.com 1999: Albert Einstein (Person of the Century) time.com 1999: Jeff Bezos (Person of the Year) time.com 1998: Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton time.com This was the last year it was referred to as "Man of the Year." 1997: Andrew Grove time.com From Intel. 1996: Dr. David Ho time.com AIDS researcher. 1995: Newt Gingrich time.com 1994: Pope John Paul II time.com 1993: The Peacemakers time.com Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, F.W. DeKlerk, and Yasser Arafat. 1992: Bill Clinton time.com 1991: Ted Turner time.com 1990: The Two George Bushes time.com 1989: Mikhail Gorbachev (Man of the Decade) time.com 1988: Endangered Earth (Planet of the Year) time.com 1987: Mikhail Gorbachev time.com 1986: Corazon Aquino time.com She served as president of the Philippines and was the most recent individual woman chosen by TIME for the iconic cover. Despite "Man of the Year" being the official designation at the time, the magazine labeled her "Woman of the Year."