Top 10 Most Notable People on Titanic

This is a list of the 10 most notable people aboard Titanic

                            1) John Jacob Astor IV

Famous for marrying is his wife Madeleine on September 11th 1911, who at the time was only 18 years old which made her not only 29 years her husband junior and one year younger than John Jacob's son Vincent. Also he was the richest man aboard the ship, when his body was recovered he had $2440 on him. 

      2) Margaret Brown (The Unsinkable Molly Brown)

Famous for taking control of lifeboat 6 when the crew in charge of that particular lifeboat refused to go back to look for survivors for fear of being pulled down from the suction of the ship or the people who were in the water swamping the boat.

                          3) Benjamin Guggenheim

Famous for not only having his mistress, Léontine Aubart (a French singer) with him on the ship but also going to the first class smoking room with his valet and await death like gentleman. 

                      4) Captain Edward John Smith

Famous for being nicknamed the millionaires captain, it became a custom for the company to appoint him to the command of each of their finest ships as it came into operation. 

                         5) Isidor and Ida Straus

Famous for was co-owner of Macy's department store with his brother and to stay with her husband as they had been together for so long she didn’t want to leave him.

                         6) Thomas Andrews

Famous for being the designer of Titanic and he was last seen by a steward looking at a painting of Plymouth.

                        7) Lady Duff Gordon

Famous for being a top fashion designer and was the first English designer to achieve international renown.

  8) Lady Countess Rothes (Lucy Noël Martha Dyer-   Edwards)

Famous for helping to steer the lifeboat she was in, to safety and was given a plaque from that lifeboat by the crew member in charge, representing the number.

                               9) Millvina Dean

Famous for being the youngest survivor and last remaining survivor until she died in 2009 aged 97.

10) The Band (Brailey, Bricoux, Hartley, Hume, Krins, Taylor and Woodward)

Famous for being seen as heroes, they played to keep the passengers calm as the ship was sinking.

Further Reading:  (features pages on passengers and crew) 
(about the band)