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205 Persons awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

A. Philip Randolph

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Asa Philip Randolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Organizer for the union Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Subject of TV movie:Civil rights leader.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

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.

Adela Rogers St. Johns

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Adela Nora Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote screenplays for silent films, plus short stories, and was a reporter and journalist.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6424 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Alfred Lunt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Davis Lunt Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 9 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lynn Fontanne, until he died.
Younger than Lynn Fontanne by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Received two Tony Awards.
Broadway plays, often with his wife:Movie:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Theater Hall of Fame.

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.

Andy Griffith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Ansel Adams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ansel Easton Adams
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for photos of Yosemite National Park.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
International Photography Hall of Fame 1984.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.

Archibald MacLeish

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Archibald MacLeish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 17 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Wrote the play:and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for that work.
Wrote poem:Librarian of Congress.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Aretha Franklin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Medal of Arts 1999.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.

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.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1960.

Arthur Ashe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1984.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1992.

Audrey Hepburn

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Mel Ferrer by 11 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Tony Award for Broadway play:Also play:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1961.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1652 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

B.B. King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Album:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.

Barbara Jordan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Charline Jordan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 35 days before her 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gave keynote address at 1976 Democratic National Convention.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Barbra Streisand

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Elliott Gould by 3 years.
daughter of
wife of
Younger than James Brolin by 1 year.
mother of
half-sister of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway:Song:Theater Hall of Fame.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2008.
California Hall of Fame 2010.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
French Legion of Honor.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.

Bear Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Bryant
Nickname(s):
Bear
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winning football head coach at the University of Alabama for 25 years.
Subject of movie:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
College Football Hall of Fame 1986.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1981.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2007.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1983.
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.

Ben Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Solomon Carson
Also Known As:
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Neurosurgeon credited with pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. Known for critical and controversial remarks about President Obama.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2008..

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.

Beverly Sills

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera. 2007 inductee Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 October 1977.

Bill Cosby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Also Known As:
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a doctorate in education.
TV shows:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bill Gates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Gates III
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Microsoft with:Became one of the richest in the world. Major philanthropist.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Billie Jean King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Played:and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 1999.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2011.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1999.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1972.

Billy Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Birth Date:
Age today:
99
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.

Bob Dole

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Dole
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Elizabeth Dole by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Republican United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996. Candidate for president 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1997.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.
Kansas Hall of Fame 2011.

Bob Dylan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As:
Lucky Wilbury
Boo Wilbury
Robert Dylan
Rob Dylan
Elston Gunnn
Blind Boy Grunt
Bob Landy
Robert Milkwood Thomas
Tedham Porterhouse
Jack Frost
Sergei Petrov
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1997.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

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.

Bruce Springsteen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julianne Phillips by 10 years.
husband of
Older than Patti Scialfa by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band named:Song and album:Grammy Award and Oscar winner.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 2009.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

Buck O'Neil

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro league player and coach.
Team:as a first baseman and manager.
Coach and scout for team:The oldest man ever to make a plate appearance in a professional game at age 94, in July 2006. One vote shy of the hall of fame at a special vote in 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2012.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Buckminster Fuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nickname(s):
Bucky

Brief Facts:

Invented geodesic dome.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.

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
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.
California Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Byron White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
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:

Halfback.
Team:Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.
College Football Hall of Fame 1954.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962.
Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 1998.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1996.

Carol Burnett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joe Hamilton, until his death.
Younger than Joe Hamilton by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Broadway plays:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1995.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.

Charlton Heston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Charles Carter
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Took last name of stepfather as a child.
Role of:in movie:Movies:Involved in the National Rifle Association as president from 1998 to 2003.
TV show:Kennedy Center Honors 1997.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.
Hall of Great Western Performers 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1628 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Chita Rivera

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Delores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Tony Award for role of:in the play:on Broadway.
Movie musical:Kennedy Center Honors 2002.
Theater Hall of Fame 1991.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

Chuck Yeager

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Word War II fighter pilot. Test pilot. First person to break the sound barrier in the X-1 rocket plane.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Cicely Tyson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cicely Tyson
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 4 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Miles Davis by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 2015.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 August 1997.

Colin Powell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Colin Luther Powell
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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..

Count Basie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing orchestra:jazz pianist and swing music.
Theme song:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1958.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1981.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.

Daniel Inouye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ken Inouye
Also Known As:
Daniel K. Inouye
Nickname(s):
Dan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Senator from Hawaii January 1963 until his death. Lost his right arm in battle in Italy during World War II. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Award was by President Clinton at a later time.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.

Danny Kaye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Daniel Kaminsky (or Kaminski)
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Silvia Fine, until he died.
Older than Silvia Fine by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1984.
Theater Hall of Fame 1984.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987.
French Legion of Honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6563 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Dave Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rex David Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Wendy's restaurant chain - named for his daughter. Spokesmodel for Wendy's on TV. Adopted, activist for adoption.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1999.

David Brinkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.

David Rockefeller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Rockefeller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 9 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Laurance Rockefeller by 5 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Nelson Rockefeller by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Winthrop Rockefeller by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Philanthropist.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1998.

Dean Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team:Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Dick Enberg Award 1999.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Henry Iba Award 1979.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1997.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015.

Delores Huerta

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Delores Clara Fernandez
Also Known As:
Delores Clara Fernandez Huerta
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Labor organizer and civil rights activist.
Co-founder of the group:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.

Desmond Tutu

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Also Known As:
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Anglican bishop. Active in many causes.
Nobel Peace Prize 1984.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
French Legion of Honor.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006.

Diana Ross

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group:Song (solo):Movie:Jailed for drunken driving in February 2004.
Kennedy Center Honors 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Supremes.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 May 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.

Dick Cheney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bruce Cheney
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Older than Lynne Cheney by less than 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced CHEE-nee, not CHAY-nee.
46th Vice President under:CEO of Halliburton Corp. US Representative from Wyoming.
Secretary of Defense under President:Chief of Staff under President:Received a heart transplant March 24, 2012.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.

Donald Rumsfeld

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nickname(s):
Rummy
Don
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of Defense, two administrations. US House of Representatives from Illinois 1963-1969.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Doris Day

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff
Nickname(s):
Clara Bixby
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Movies:Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1981.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6278 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording 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.

Duke Ellington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
French Legion of Honor.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

E.B. White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elwyn Brooks White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in North Brooklin, Maine.
Books:(co-written.) Pulitzer Prize winner.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Ed Mitchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. LM pilot on mission to the moon. Sixth person to walk on the moon.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame 1979.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 2008.

Edward Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Moore Kennedy
Also Known As:
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Ted
Teddy
the Lion of the Senate
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jean Kennedy Smith by 4 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John Kennedy by 14 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 16 years.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 7 years.
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Robert Kennedy by 6 years.
son of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 13 years.
husband of
Victoria Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Victoria Kennedy by 22 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Involved in death of
Mary Jo Kopechne
when a car he was driving went off a bridge in 1969 at Chappaquiddick Island. Known as a leader in the Democratic party, strong believer in civil rights, education, and health insurance. Senator from Massachusetts beginning November 1962 until his death.
Health Care Hall of Fame 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
Profile in Courage Award 2009.

Edward R. Murrow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965.
TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Edward Teller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Teller Ede
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The Manhattan Project. Developer of the hydrogen bomb.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
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.

Ella Fitzgerald

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.
Kennedy Center Honors 1979.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1997.
National Medal of Arts 1987.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Ella Grasso

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi

Brief Facts:

National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.

Ellen DeGeneres

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Portia DeGeneres by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Voice of:in cartoon movie:TV series:which has earned multiple Emmy Awards.
Movies:Married Portia de Rossi in Beverly Hills, California, August 16, 2008, who changed her last name to DeGeneres September 23, 2010.
Judge on TV show:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2012.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 2012.

Emilio Estefan Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emilio Estefan Gómez
Also Known As:
Emilio Estefan
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Older than Gloria Estefan by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 June 2005.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 29 April 2010.

Ernie Banks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Banks
Nickname(s):
Mr. Cub
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 8 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons on the team:as their first black player. Major League Baseball All-Century Team, in 1999.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1967.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Estée Lauder

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Josephine Ester Mentzer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the cosmetics business with her name.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1988.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1981.

Ethel Kennedy

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ethel Skakel
Also Known As:
Ethel Skakel Kennedy
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
grandmother of
mother of
aunt of
wife of
Robert Kennedy, until his death.
Younger than Robert Kennedy by 2 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Rushton Skakel by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Widow of:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Eubie Blake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Revue:Songs:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame 1995.

Eugene Ormandy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 10 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 4 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
grandmother of
aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 2 years.
grandmother of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 4 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 2 years.
wife of
Sargent Shriver, until she died.
Younger than Sargent Shriver by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the Special Olympics 1968.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2017.
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2008.

Frank Gehry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Owen Goldberg
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Architect for Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Frank Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder and manager.
Teams:The first African-American hired as manager.
As manager, teams:As coach, teams:Babe Ruth Award 1966.
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1977.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1978.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1989.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

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.
husband of
Barbara Sinatra, until he died.
Older than Barbara Sinatra by 11 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 Haise

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated flight around the moon and back.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1995.

Fred Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An ordained minister.
Host of the children's TV show:Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

George Balanchine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Maria Tallchief by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Georgian father. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.
Theater Hall of Fame.

George H.W. Bush

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Barbara Bush by 21 years.
grandfather of
uncle of
son of
grandfather of
father of
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Jonathan Bush by 15 years.
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
son of
father of
grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

41st president of the US. Ambassador to the UN. Head of the CIA.
Vice president under President:Flew for the Navy in World War II.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1997.
World Golf Hall of Fame 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Liberty Medal 2006.
Profile in Courage Award 2014.

George McGovern

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Stanley McGovern
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democratic candidate for president 1972. Pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber for 35 missions in World War II. History professor. US House of Representatives 1957-1961. Senator from South Dakota 1963-1981. The first UN Global Ambassador on World Hunger.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1994.

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.

Gloria Estefan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gloria MarĂ­a Milagrosa Fajardo GarcĂ­a de Estefan
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Emilio Estefan Jr. by 4 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 February 1983.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 29 April 2010.

Gloria Steinem

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Marie Steinem
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed feminist.
Cofounder of magazine:National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.

Gregory Peck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eldred Gregory Peck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:in role of:Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1979.
Kennedy Center Honors 1991.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Hank Aaron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Louis Aaron
Nickname(s):
Hammer
Hammerin' Hank
Bad Henry
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:From Mobile AL. Long time record of 755 home runs - finally broken.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1970.
Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Harold Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Rae Brown

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.

Harper Lee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nelle Harper Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book (made into a movie):which won for her the Pulitzer Prize.
A long-time friend of:who was a childhood neighbor.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007.
National Medal of Arts 2010.

Helen Hayes

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Hayes Brown
Nickname(s):
First Lady of the Theater
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:First actress to win an Oscar in movie:Winner of Tony Award for Broadway plays:Also Oscar and Emmy awards.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Kennedy Center Honors 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1986.
National Medal of Arts 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6258 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Helen Keller

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Adams Keller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 26 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind and deaf since age 18 months. Learned to speak, became lecturer.
Subject of the movie:starring:National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 1971.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2006.

Henry Kissinger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Heinz Alfred Kissinger
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naturalized citizen 1943. Secretary of State 1973-1977.
Nobel Peace Prize 1973.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. In 1995, he was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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.

I.M. Pei

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ieoh Ming Pei
Birth Date:
Age today:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese-American architect. Designer of the John F. Kennedy Library and many other famous buildings.
National Medal of Arts 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.

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.

Jack Kemp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack French Kemp
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams:Congressman from New York, 1971-1989. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1989-1993. Candidate for vice president with Bob Dole 1996.
Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1984.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

Jack Nicklaus

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack William Nicklaus
Nickname(s):
The Golden Bear
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

18 major championship wins in golf. Golf course designer.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National High School Hall of Fame 1984.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1978.
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2015.

Jack Swigert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Ill-fated flight around the moon and back. After leaving NASA, he was elected to the US Congress, but died of cancer before he was to be sworn in.
Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.

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.

James Brady

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Brady
Also Known As:
James S. Brady
Nickname(s):
Jim
Bear
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 25 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News secretary to:Wounded and paralyzed by the same assailant who shot the president in 1981.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1996.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

James Cagney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Cagney Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

James Stewart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Maitland Stewart
Also Known As:
Jimmy Stewart
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:in role as:Movies:Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1972.
Kennedy Center Honors 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1998.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

James Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Carly Simon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Songs:Albums:Voice-over on TV animated series:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016.

Jean Kennedy Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jean Ann Kennedy
Also Known As:
Jean Kennedy
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 4 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 10 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 12 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 3 years.
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Robert Kennedy by 2 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 9 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Democrat.
Ambassador to Ireland June 17, 1993 - September 17, 1998 under president:Supporter of the arts.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.

Jesse Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Louis Burns
Also Known As:
Jesse Louis Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Activist Baptist preacher who has run for major offices as a Democrat. A candidate for president in 1984 and 1988.
Host of former TV show:on channel:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000.

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 4×100 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.

Jim Lovell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , , . Ill-fated flight around the moon.
Subject of movie:Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
French Legion of Honor.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.

Jimmy Carter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Carter Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
brother of
father of
husband of
Older than Rosalynn Carter by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Georgia. Graduate of Naval Academy. Submariner. Nuclear engineer. 39th president of US. Supports Habitat for Humanity and peace causes.
Book:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
Nobel Peace Prize 2002.
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2006.
Liberty Medal 1990.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Jimmy Doolittle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1929 he was the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone. Commanded "Doolittle's Raiders" near the end of World War II. Awarded theMedal of Honor.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Joan Ganz Cooney

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ganz
Also Known As:
Joan Redden Ganz
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of Children's Television Workshop, now known as Sesame Workshop, famous for creation of the children's TV show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.

Joe Biden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Older than Jill Biden by 8 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vice president with:2009-2017. Senator from Delaware 1973-2009. Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Candidate for president 2008, then nominated by the Democratic Party as candidate for vice president. Won election November 4, 2008.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2012.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2017.

Joe DiMaggio

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Paul Dimaggio
Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joltin' Joe
the Yankee Clipper
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dom DiMaggio by 2 years.
husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Marilyn Monroe by 11 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Vince DiMaggio by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Team:Outfielder. 56 game hitting streak set a record.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1969.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Joe Medicine Crow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Medicine Crow
Also Known As:
High Bird
Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird
Nickname(s):
CrowJoe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe.
Book:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

John Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Martin Feeney
Also Known As:
Sean Aloysius O'Fearna
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1973.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2011.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1640 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

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 Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Also Known As:
John F. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Jack
JFK
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
husband of
Jackie Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Jackie Kennedy by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 10 years.
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 1 year.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 6 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 8 years.
son of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from Massachusetts 11th District 1947-1953. Senator from Massachusetts 1953-1960. 35th President of the United Statesfrom January 20, 1961 till he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas Novemeber 22, 1963.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1964.

John Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A civil rights activist as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Democrat. US Representative from Georgia from 1987.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Profile in Courage Award 2001.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004..
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Liberty Medal 2016.

John Steinbeck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Ernst Steinbeck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies and novels:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1995.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Literary/Art fame.

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.

Johnny Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Carson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:on NBC.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television 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.

Kate Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto.
Songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1982.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1999.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Katharine Graham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
wife of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2002.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1993.

Katherine Johnson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Coleman
Also Known As:
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Calculated orbits for NASA.
Subject of movie:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Kirk Douglas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Also Known As:
Isidore Demsky
Birth Date:
Age today:
101, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Diana Douglas by 6 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1984.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
National Medal of Arts 2001.
French Legion of Honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

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.

Leontyne Price

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
National Medal of Arts 1985.

Loretta Lynn

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Crystal Gayle by 18 years.
older sister of
Older than Peggy Sue by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Subject of movie:Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1988.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.
Music City Walk of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Lorne Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Producer of movies:Became a US citizen in 1987.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2003.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2004.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1999.

Lucille Ball

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Desi Arnaz by 5 years.
mother of
wife of
Gary Morton, until she died.
Older than Gary Morton by 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Star of TV shows:Movies:Broadway musical:National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Lyndon Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Also Known As:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lady Bird Johnson, until he died.
Older than Lady Bird Johnson by 4 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

36th President of the US. Vice President under Kennedy, assumed office on Kennedy's death. Senator from Texas 1948 to 1960. Vice President under Kennedy from 1960 until the assassination in 1963. Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Righs Act. His major program was known as "The Great Society".
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
Texas Trail of Fame 2012.

Lynn Fontanne

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Alfred Lunt, until his earlier death.
Older than Alfred Lunt by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Lived in the United States for more than 60 years but never relinquished her British citizenship.
Broadway plays:Acted always with her husband.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Madeleine Albright

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marie Jana Korbelová
Also Known As:
Madaleine Korbelová Albright
Madaleine Korbel Albright
Marie Jana Korbel
Nickname(s):
Madlenka
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of State in Clinton administration. United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor after retirement.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.

Margaret Thatcher

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Hilda Roberts
Also Known As:
Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher
Nickname(s):
Iron Lady
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:

Former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. First female to hold the position. Member of Parliament 1959-1970. Education Secretary 1970-1974. Prime Minister 1979-1990.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.

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.

Marlo Thomas

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Julia Thomas
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
wife of
Younger than Phil Donohue by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV show:Broadway play:Supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 3 December 1992.

Martha Raye

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Teresa Yvonne O'Reed
Nickname(s):
Colonel Maggie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Was a nurse. Buried at the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6547 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television 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.

Maya Angelou

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:TV miniseries:Tony Award nomination for play:National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1993.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008..
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard.

Maya Lin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maya Ying Lin

Brief Facts:

Designed the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington DC, winning the competition at age 21.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2005.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Meredith Willson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played flute with John Sousa's band.
Wrote song:Musical and movie:Musical:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Meryl Streep

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Streep
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 2011.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 September 1998.

Michael Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

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.

Michael Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team:Model for Hanes.
Baseball minor league team:A line of sports shoes.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2015.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1991.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Also Known As:
Mies
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German. Worked in Chicago. Seagram building.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anjezë 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.

Muhammad Ali

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight.
Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book:Movie for television:Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Liberty Medal 2012.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1974.
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.

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; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

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.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2009.

Nelson Rockefeller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Also Known As:
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 6 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 2 years.
son of
older brother of
Older than Laurance Rockefeller by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Governor of New York, 1959-1973. Vice president under Ford.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Omar Bradley (General)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Directed invasion at Normandy in World War II. Also directed battles in Africa. First chairman of NATO military. Reached rank of five-star general, the last to hold that rank.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1992.

Oprah Winfrey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah).
National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Kennedy Center Honors 2010.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.

Pat Summitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach.
Team:Won more that 1,000 games.
Books:Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2013.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2011.

Patsy Mink

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Matsu Takemoto
Also Known As:
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. US Representative from Hawaii 1965 to 1971 and later 1990 to 2002, her death. First woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Candidate for president in the 1972 election.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2003.

Paul Harvey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:Radio show:where he often said, "... and now, the rest of the story".
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1955.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1993.

Pearl Bailey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Plácido Domingo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
Also Known As:
Placido Domingo
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor.
Member of:Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

Pope John Paul II

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Karol Józef 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.

Rachel Carson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Louise Carson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marine biologist, conservationist.
Book:Credited with initiating much of the popular ecology movement. Her book led to the banning of DDT.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.

Ralph Bunche

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Johnson Bunche
Also Known As:
Ralph J Bunche
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Closely involved in drafting the United Nations Charter. Negotiated Middle East peace in the late 1940s.
Nobel Peace Prize 1950. The first person of color to win that prize.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.

Richard Petty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2002.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990.

Rita Moreno

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rosita Dolores Alverio
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 4 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie musical:Tony Award for play:TV series:California Hall of Fame 2007.
Bronx Walk of Fame 1998.
International Latin Music Hall of Fame 2001.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Kennedy Center Honors 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 July 1995.

Robert Gates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Gates
Also Known As:
Robert M. Gates
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Director of Central Intelligence. President of Texas A&M University.
Liberty Medal 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1992.

Robert Redford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Founder of the Sundance Movie Festival.
Kennedy Center Honors 2005.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

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.

Roger L. Stevens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lacey Stevens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Special Tony Award for his body of work.
Plays:Kennedy Center Honors 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988.
Theater Hall of Fame 1986.

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.

Rosalynn Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than Jimmy Carter by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First Lady while husband was President. First syllable of name Rosalynn pronounced "Rose".
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.

Ruth Johnson Colvin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Johnson
Also Known As:
Ruth Colvin
Birth Date:
Age today:
100, 1 day before her 101st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Literacy activist.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.

Sally Ride

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, in 1983 and in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space.
International Space Hall of Fame 1985.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014.
San Diego Women's Hall of Fame.

Sam Walton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Moore Walton

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Wal-Mart chain of stores.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1987.

Samuel Goldwyn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shmuel Gelbfisz
Also Known As:
Samuel Goldfish
Nickname(s):
Sam
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
95 or 96
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Howard, until he died.
Older than Frances Howard by 23 or 24 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Birth date uncertain.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1971.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Day
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Supreme Court Justice September 25, 1981 - January 31, 2006, appointed by President:National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 2002.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
Liberty Medal 2003.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2008.
San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame 2014.

Sargent Shriver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.
Also Known As:
R. Sargent Shriver
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, until her earlier death.
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
uncle of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ambassador to France. Director of the Peace Corps. Candidate for vice president with George McGovern in 1972. Opposed entry by the USA into World War II, later changed his mind.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994.

Shirley Chisholm

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Anita St. Hill
Also Known As:
Shirley St. Hill Chisholm
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Elected to Congress from NY, served 1969-1983. Candidate for president 1972.
Books:National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Sidney Poitier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney L. Poitier
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in the US, grew up in the Bahamas.
Movies:International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1972.
Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Stephen Hawking

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen William Hawking
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 24 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed theoretical physicist who is paralyzed (related to ALS) and cannot speak. Known for humor and theories of time and space.
Book:Subject of the movie:Appointed Order of the British Empire (Commander) 1983, 1989 Companion of Honour, many prizes and awards.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

Stephen Sondheim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays:Also wrote the lyrics to musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.
Theater Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Steven Spielberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Allan Spielberg
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 3 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Amy Irving by 6 years.
husband of
Older than Kate Capshaw by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2005.
Liberty Medal 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 January 2002.

Stevie Wonder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist.
Movie:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 1999.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1985.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

T.S. Eliot

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright.
Poems:Play:Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1948. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Ted Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Teddy Samuel Williams
Also Known As:
Theodore Samuel Williams
Nickname(s):
The Kid
The Splendid Splinter
Teddy Ballgame
The Thumper
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named Teddy for president Teddy Roosevelt. Name changed to Theodore on birth certificate later.
Book:Left field for team:Marine Corps pilot during World War II and the Korean War.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1966.
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.
San Diego Hall of Champions 1954.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1954.

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:TV show:Country Music Hall of Fame 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Tennessee Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 29 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
second cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

Playwright.
Wrote plays:Movies:Died choking on a bottle cap.
Kennedy Center Honors 1979.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Rainbow Honor Walk.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard.

Thurgood Marshall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thoroughgood Marshall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortened his name in the second grade. Argued the famous case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka before the Supreme Court. First African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993 postumously.
Liberty Medal 1992.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Tom Brokaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC news anchor.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1991.
Television Hall of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Tom Hanks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
older brother of
Older than Jim Hanks by 4 years.
husband of
Older than Rita Wilson by less than 1 year.
ex-husband of
Younger than Samantha Lewes by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV mini-series:Broadway play:Kennedy Center Honors 2014.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 July 1992.

Toni Morrison

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Also Known As:
Chloe Anthony Wofford
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books (novels):Movie:Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1987.
Nobel Prize in Literature 1993.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1982.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012.

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:
64
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.

Van Cliburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Classical pianist. Won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War.
Kennedy Center Honors 2001.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.

Vin Scully

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for games of teams:Ford C Frick Award 1982.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1991.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1992.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2008.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2009.
Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Vint Cerf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vinton Gray Cerf
Also Known As:
Vinton Cerf
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced SURF. Co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol that forms the basis of the Internet.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.

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.

Walter Cronkite

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program:for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1999.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.

Walter Reuther

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Philip Reuther

Brief Facts:

Labor leader (UAW.) died 1970 in a plane crash.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1990.

Warren Buffett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Warren Edward Buffett
Nickname(s):
Wizard of Omaha
Oracle of Omaha
Sage of Omaha
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wealthy (in 2008 he was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world) CEO and chairaman of Berkshire Hathaway, and philanthropist.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.

Wesley Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Kanne
Also Known As:
Wesley Kanne Clark
Wesley Kanne Clark Sr.
Gen. Wesley Clark
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 8 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

After his father died when he was four, and his mother remarried, he was adopted by his stepfather and his name changed to Clark. Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. Commanded allied forces in the Kosovo campaign. Candidate for president in 2004 as a Democrat.
Books:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000.
French Legion of Honor.

William F. Buckley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Frank Buckley Jr.
Also Known As:
William F. Buckley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bill
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:

Brief Facts:

Founded magazine:Host of TV show:Famed for conservative political philosphy.
Newspaper column:Novel:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

William Jefferson Clinton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Jefferson Blythe III
Also Known As:
Bill Clinton
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Older than Hillary Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Took stepfather's last name at age 14. Scandal while in presidential office. Impeachment failed to convict. Governor of Arkansas at age 32. Served 2 terms as president.
Book:Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2002.
Liberty Medal 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1988.

William Safire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Safire
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column:for the New York Times, and political columnist. Many books as well.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.

Willie Mays

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Howard Mays Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Say Hey Kid
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball teams:Retired with a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Roberto Clemente Award 1971.

Yogi Berra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. "It ain't over till it's over".
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Missouri Wall of Fame 1972.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6322 Delmar Boulevard.
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