Guess Who This Is

56 Persons awarded the Congressional Gold Medal:

Aaron Copland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Father's original name was Kaplan.
Composed ballet songs:Popular fanfare song:Awarded a special Congressional Gold Medal 1986.
Kennedy Center Honors 1979.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Andrew Wyeth

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Newell Wyeth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American painter b. 1917.
Best work is painting:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
National Medal of Arts 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.

Arnold Palmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988.

Betty Ford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Bloomer Warren
Nickname(s):
Betty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gerald Ford, until his earlier death.
Younger than Gerald Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Became First Lady when her husband took office on Nixon's resignation. Encouraged breast cancer exams and championed alcohol and drug rehabilitation.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1987.

Billy Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Birth Date:
Age today:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Popular evangelist and preacher. Honorary knighthood (KBE) 2001. Met with 12 presidents.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.
Congressional Gold Medal 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 15 October 1989.

Billy Mitchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mitchell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grew up in Wisconsin. Early advocate of air power in warfare. Antagonized leaders, was demoted to colonel from general. Title of major general bestowed posthumously.
Congressional Gold Medal 1946.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1966.

Bob Hope

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Hope, until he died.
Older than Dolores Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Signature song:Movies:Broadway revue:World Golf Hall of Fame 1983.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
Congressional Gold Medal 1962.
London Avenue of Stars.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Buzz Aldrin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut; missions and .
The second man on the Moon with:Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
International Space Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980.
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Byron Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Byron Nelson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Lord Byron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Congressional Gold Medal 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Charles Lindbergh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian.
French Legion of Honor.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2013.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard.

Charles M. Schulz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Monroe Schulz
Also Known As:
Charles Schulz
Nickname(s):
Sparky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and artist for the cartoon:Created roles of:Cartoon movies:Broadway musical:Owner of an ice skating rink.
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 1993.
United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 28 June 1996.

Colin Powell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Colin Luther Powell
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Koh-lin. Jamaincan imigrant parents, born in the US. Republican Secretary of State 2001-2005. Military experience: General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. National Security Advisor.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2001.
Congressional Gold Medal 1991.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.
Liberty Medal 2002..

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Nickname(s):
Commodore
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21

Relationships:

great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great great grandfather of
great great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Frank Crawford, until he died.
Older than Frank Crawford by 44 years.
grandfather of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Vanderbilt family fortune. Railroad magnate after the Civil War. Shipping. Western Union. Gave $1 Million to Vanderbilt University.
Congressional Gold Medal 1864.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1979.

Danny Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Also Known As:
Amos Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name later Anglicized to Amos Jacobs.
TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1983.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Dorothy Height

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Irene Height
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Major civil rights leader. President of National Council of Negro Women.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Elie Wiesel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eliezer Wiesel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a US citizen. Holocaust survivor.
Book:Nobel Peace Prize 1986. Honorary UK knighthood.
Congressional Gold Medal 1984.
French Legion of Honor.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Frank Sinatra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Sinatra
Also Known As:
Frank Sinatra Sr.
Nickname(s):
Old Blue Eyes
Chairman of the Board
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Older than Ava Gardner by 7 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mia Farrow by 29 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Barbato by 1 year.
father of
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Member:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1998.
Gaming Hall of Fame 1997.
Kennedy Center Honors 1983.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Congressional Gold Medal 1997.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1637 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 22 February 2010.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 January 1994.

Fred Waring

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fredrick Malcolm Waring
Nickname(s):
America's Singing Master
The Man Who Taught America How to Sing
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Financial backer for the Waring blender.
Congressional Gold Medal 1982.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6556 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 11 April 1997.

George Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed:Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

George M. Cohan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs:Considered the father of American musical comedy.
His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show:Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Congressional Gold Medal 1936.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Gerald Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935.
See also:and:Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Profile in Courage Award 2001.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.
Dick Enberg Award 2006.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Harry Chapin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Forster Chapin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

father of
son of
husband of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Died in a car accident.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1986.

Harry S. Truman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry S Truman
Nickname(s):
Give ?Em Hell Harry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Bess Truman, until he died.
Older than Bess Truman by less than 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No middle name, only the letter S. US Senator from Missouri 1935 to 1945. Vice President of the US from January 20, 1945 through April 12, 1945, only 82 days. 33rd President of the US from 1945 to 1953. Assumed office on the death of Roosevelt. Ordered atomic bombing of Japan.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1984.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1991.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.

Howard Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Peters by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Multi-millionaire businessman. Movies, airplanes, airlines, oil exploration, medical research. Excentric and reclusive.
Subject of movie:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1939.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1996.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.
Also Known As:
Hubert Humphrey
Nickname(s):
HHH
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mayor of Minneapolis. Senator from Minnesota, 1949-1964 and 1971-1978. 38th vice president of the US under Lyndon Johnson.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Congressional Gold Medal 1979.

Hyman Rickover

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hyman George Rickover
Also Known As:
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Hyman G. Rickover
Nickname(s):
Father of the Nuclear Navy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Championed use of nuclear power in submarines.
Congressional Gold Medal 1958.
Congressional Gold Medal 1982.

Ira Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo:Songs:Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

Irving Berlin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Isidore Baline
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1954.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Jackie Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American to play in the major leagues, for the team:Subject of movie:California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1993.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Jesse Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4100 meter relay events.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984.

Joe Louis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Louis Barrow
Nickname(s):
the Brown Bomber

Brief Facts:

Champion heavyweight boxer.
Congressional Gold Medal 1982.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

John Glenn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, , on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission , at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame 1977.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.

John Wayne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born.
Movies:California Hall of Fame 2007.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1974.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1979.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Congressional Gold Medal 1979.
Texas Trail of Fame 2004.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Jonas Salk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonas Edward Salk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine.
Polio Hall of Fame 1958.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1955.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Lady Bird Johnson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Claudia Alta Taylor
Nickname(s):
Lady Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Lyndon Johnson, until his earlier death.
Younger than Lyndon Johnson by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Got her nickname as a child.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1984.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1984.
Texas Trail of Fame 2002.

Laurance Rockefeller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 5 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 4 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Nelson Rockefeller by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Financier. Funded the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Gold Medal 1990.

Leo Ryan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Congressman from California 11th District 1973-1978. Killed just before the Jonestown massace.
See:Posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal 1982.

Marian Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Congressional Gold Medal 1977.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Matthew Ridgway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Bunker Ridgway
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Army General. Supreme Allied Commander, Europe for NATO. Directed the Korean War effort for the UN. Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1986.
Congressional Gold Medal 1990.

Michael Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American test pilot at Edwards AFB and astronaut. with:- orbited the moon in the CSM.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1985.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.

Michael DeBakey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michel Dabaghi
Also Known As:
Michael Ellis DeBakey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Innovator of heart surgery procedures. Invented the "roller pump." Lebanese immigrant parents, changed name to Anglicize it. National Medal of Science.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Health Care Hall of Fame 1996.
Congressional Gold Medal 2007.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anjez Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
Also Known As:
Mother Teresa
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Teresa
Nickname(s):
the saint of the gutters
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Missionaries of Charity. Beatified 2003. Named a saint by Pope Francis 4 September 2016.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
Congressional Gold Medal 1997.
Nobel Peace Prize 1979.

Nancy Reagan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Frances Robbins
Also Known As:
Nancy Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Ronald Reagan, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ronald Reagan by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:as Nancy Davis. First Lady when her husband was governor and president. Launched the Just Say No campaign.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1973.

Neil Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the . . . First person on the Moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Nelson Mandela

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Also Known As:
Madiba
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Nobel Peace Prize 1993.
Liberty Medal 1993.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Pope John Paul II

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Karol Jzef Wojtyła
Karol Jozef Wojtyla
Also Known As:
Giovanni Paolo II
John Paul II
John Paul the Great
Nickname(s):
Lolek
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pope travelled widely, over 100 countries. Credited with helping to bring down Communism. Acted in plays as a student. Published poetry. The first Polish Pope. Last name pronounced Voy-Tee-Wah. Beatified on 1 May 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1987.

Robert Frost

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Frost
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Poem:Also a playwright.
Congressional Gold Medal 1960.

Robert Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Francis Kennedy
Also Known As:
Robert F. Kennedy
RFK
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 6 years.
husband of
Ethel Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Ethel Kennedy by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John Kennedy by 8 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 10 years.
son of
father of
grandfather of
father of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 1 year.
great uncle of
son of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Senator from New York. US Attorney General. Candidate for President. Murdered by
Sirhan Sirhan
.
Congressional Gold Medal 1978.

Roberto Clemente

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits.
Team:Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973.
Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 1973.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Congressional Gold Medal 1973.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1973.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Babe Ruth Award 1971.

Ronald Reagan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Governor of California. 40th President of US.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1989.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1986.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2011.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Rosa Parks

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rosa Louise McCauley
Also Known As:
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for instigating the Montgomery Bus Boycott when on December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. Civil rights icon.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1996.
Congressional Gold Medal 1999.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1983.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 2008.

Thomas A. Edison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was:New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
French Legion of Honor 1881.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1969.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Tony Blair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Also Known As:
Rt. Hon. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Nickname(s):
Tony
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Parliament (UK), then Prime Minister.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
Liberty Medal 2010.

Ulysses S. Grant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hiram Ulysses Grant
Also Known As:
U. S. Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant
Nickname(s):
Lyss
Sam
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed at Military Academy enrollment. Led Union Army to victory in the Civil War. Eighteenth U.S. President, from 1869 to 1877. His portrait appears on the U.S. fifty-dollar bill.
Congressional Gold Medal 1863.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6394 Delmar Boulevard.

Walt Disney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Roy O. Disney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Started with Mickey Mouse.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Congressional Gold Medal 1968.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1993.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2007.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star; ceremony: 8 November 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Winston Churchill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II.
Congressional Gold Medal 1969.
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