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218 Persons awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

A. Philip Randolph

Real/Birth Name:
Asa Philip Randolph
Gender:
Male
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 10,000 Black Men Named George. Civil rights leader. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Aaron Copland

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Gender:
Male
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 Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid. Popular fanfare song Fanfare for the Common Man. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Adela Nora Rogers
Gender:
Female
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Alan Greenspan

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Greenspan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Andrea Mitchell by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Economist, chair of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. PhD in economics. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.

Alan Page

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Cedric Page
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Notre Dame, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears. Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1971. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Dick Enberg Award 2002. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2003. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2004. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018.

Alfred Lunt

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Davis Lunt Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 The Visit, Ondine, Quadrille, Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight. Movie The Guardman. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Theater Hall of Fame.

Andrew Wyeth

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Newell Wyeth
Gender:
Male
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 Christina's World. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 2007. Congressional Gold Medal 1988.

Andy Griffith

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Gender:
Male
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 The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock. Movie A Face in the Crowd. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ansel Adams

Real/Birth Name:
Ansel Easton Adams
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald MacLeish
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

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

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers. 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. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Arnold Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Gender:
Male
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. 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 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983.

Arthur Ashe

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Hall of Fame List 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 1992.

Audrey Hepburn

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Gender:
Female
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 Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Wait Until Dark, The Nun's Story, Sabrina, Charade, The Unforgiven, Roman Holiday. Tony Award for Broadway play Ondine. Also play Gigi. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1961. Cecil B DeMille Award 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1652 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

B.B. King

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues. 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. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Babe Ruth

Real/Birth Name:
George Herman Ruth
Nickname(s):
the Babe
the Bambino
the Sultan of Swat
Gender:
Male
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:

Pitcher and outfielder with 714 home runs - considered the best player ever. Team New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1949. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018.

Barbara Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Charline Jordan
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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 Hello, Dolly!, Yentl, A Star Is Born (1976). Broadway Funny Girl. Song People. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bear Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Bryant
Nickname(s):
Bear
Gender:
Male
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 Junction Boys. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Solomon Carson
Also Known As:
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Bloomer Warren
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
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. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Beverly Sills

Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Gender:
Female
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Cosby

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Also Known As:
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a doctorate in education. TV shows The Cosby Show, I Spy. Movie Mother, Jugs & Speed. Convictedof 3 counts of rape. Sentenced to 3 to 10 years prison. 2009 Mark Twain prize was rescinded. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Television Hall of Fame 1991. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Gates

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Gates III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. 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. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Bill Russell

Real/Birth Name:
William Felton Russell
Also Known As:
William F. Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Boston Celtics. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Dick Enberg Award 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1958. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1961. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1962. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1963. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1965. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1968. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2016.

Billie Jean King

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 9 days before her 75th 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 Bobby Riggs 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 1972.

Billy Graham

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Nickname(s):
America's Pastor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bob Dole

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Dole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
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. Congressional Gold Medal 2018. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1998.

Bob Dylan

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
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin', Mr. Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone. Album Time Out of Mind. Group The Traveling Wilburys. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Gender:
Male
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 Thanks for the Memory. Movies Call Me Bwana, The Seven Little Foys, Son of Paleface, The Lemon Drop Kid, Fancy Pants, Sorrowful Jones, Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Hong Kong. Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1963. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Bruce Springsteen

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
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 E Street Band. Song and album Born in the U.S.A.. 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. Little League Hall of Excellence 1997. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

Buck O'Neil

Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
Gender:
Male
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 Kansas City Monarchs as a first baseman and manager. Coach and scout for team Chicago Cubs. 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

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

Brief Facts:

Invented geodesic dome. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.

Buzz Aldrin

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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 Gemini 12 and Apollo 11. The second man on the Moon with Neil Armstrong. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Lions. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1969.

Carol Burnett

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
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 The Carol Burnett Show. Movies The Four Seasons, Annie. Broadway plays Same Time, Next Year, Once Upon a Mattress. 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. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charlton Heston

Real/Birth Name:
John Charles Carter
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
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 Moses in movie The Ten Commandments. Movies True Lies, The Greatest Show on Earth, Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Earthquake. Involved in the National Rifle Association as president from 1998 to 2003. TV show The Colbys. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Hall of Great Western Performers 2010. Cecil B DeMille Award 1967. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Chita Rivera

Real/Birth Name:
Delores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Tony Award for role of Aurora in the play Kiss of the Spider Woman on Broadway. Movie musical Sweet Charity. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. Theater Hall of Fame 1991. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

Chuck Yeager

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
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

Real/Birth Name:
Cicely Tyson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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 The Help, Alex Cross, Sounder, Fried Green Tomatoes, Miss Jane Pittman, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. TV series East Side/West Side, Sweet Justice. 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.
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Colin Powell

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Luther Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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

Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
Gender:
Male
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 Count Basie Orchestra jazz pianist and swing music. Theme song One O'Clock Jump. 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. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.
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Daniel Inouye

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ken Inouye
Also Known As:
Daniel K. Inouye
Nickname(s):
Dan
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
David Daniel Kaminsky (or Kaminski)
Gender:
Male
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 White Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. 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.
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A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Dave Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Rex David Thomas
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Gender:
Male
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 The Huntley-Brinkley Report. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Television Hall of Fame 1988.

David Rockefeller

Real/Birth Name:
David Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina 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 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Delores Huerta

Real/Birth Name:
Delores Clara Fernandez
Also Known As:
Delores Clara Fernandez Huerta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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 United Fam Workers. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.

Desmond Tutu

Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Also Known As:
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
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

Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Supremes. Song (solo) Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Movie The Wiz. 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.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 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.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.
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Dick Cheney

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bruce Cheney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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 George W. Bush. CEO of Halliburton Corp. US Representative from Wyoming. Secretary of Defense under President George H.W. Bush. Chief of Staff under President Gerald Ford. Received a heart transplant March 24, 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.

Donald Rumsfeld

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nickname(s):
Rummy
Don
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
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

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff
Nickname(s):
Clara Bixby
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera). Movies Pillow Talk, The Glass Bottom Boat, With Six You Get Eggroll, Teacher's Pet. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1981. Cecil B DeMille Award 1989. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6278 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Dorothy Height

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Irene Height
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Gender:
Male
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. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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E.B. White

Real/Birth Name:
Elwyn Brooks White
Gender:
Male
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 Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Elements of Style (co-written.) Pulitzer Prize winner. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Ed Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
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 Apollo 14 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

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Moore Kennedy
Also Known As:
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Ted
Teddy
the Lion of the Senate
Gender:
Male
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
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

Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Gender:
Male
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 CBS Evening News, Person to Person. 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.
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Edward Teller

Real/Birth Name:
Teller Ede
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Eliezer Wiesel
Gender:
Male
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 Night. 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. National Humanities Medal 2009.

Ella Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Gender:
Female
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. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Ella Grasso

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

Brief Facts:

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

Ellen DeGeneres

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
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 Dory in cartoon movie Finding Nemo. TV series Ellen, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has earned multiple Emmy Awards. Movies Reaching Normal, Edtv, Goodbye Lover, Mr. Wrong, Coneheads. 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 American Idol. 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.
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Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Emilio Estefan Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Emilio Estefan Gómez
Also Known As:
Emilio Estefan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
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.
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Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 29 April 2010.

Ernie Banks

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Banks
Nickname(s):
Mr. Cub
Gender:
Male
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 Chicago Cubs 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

Real/Birth Name:
Josephine Ester Mentzer
Gender:
Female
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 Hall of Fame List 1981.

Ethel Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
Ethel Skakel
Also Known As:
Ethel Skakel Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
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 Robert Kennedy. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Eubie Blake

Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
Gender:
Male
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 Shuffle Along. Songs I'm Just Wild About Harry, Love Will Find a Way. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981. Theater Hall of Fame 1995.

Eugene Ormandy

Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Gender:
Male
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 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Gender:
Female
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
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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2002.

Frank Gehry

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Owen Goldberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
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

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder and manager. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Cleveland Indians. The first African-American hired as manager. As manager, teams Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals. As coach, teams California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles. 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. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1956. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Frank Sinatra

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Sinatra
Also Known As:
Frank Sinatra Sr.
Nickname(s):
Old Blue Eyes
Chairman of the Board
Gender:
Male
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.
son of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mia Farrow by 29 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Barbato by 1 year.
father of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Come Fly with Me, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Was a Very Good Year, New York, New York, Luck Be a Lady, Strangers in the Night, The Best Is Yet to Come, My Way, Let It Snow, Mack the Knife. Movies Ocean's 11 (1960), Pal Joey, From Here to Eternity, Scarface, Tony Rome, The Manchurian Candidate. Member the Rat Pack. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1971. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1637 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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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

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 1 day before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated Apollo 13 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

Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Gender:
Male
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 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Balanchine

Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Barbara Bush, until her death.
Older than Barbara Bush by less than 1 year.
grandfather of
uncle of
son of
grandfather of
father of
great grandson of
father of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jonathan Bush by 6 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 Ronald Reagan. 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

Real/Birth Name:
George Stanley McGovern
Gender:
Male
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

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
Gender:
Male
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 Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. 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. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Gloria Estefan

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria MarĂ­a Milagrosa Fajardo GarcĂ­a de Estefan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
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. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 February 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 29 April 2010.

Gloria Steinem

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Marie Steinem
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Grace Hopper

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Brewster Murray
Also Known As:
Grace Murray Hopper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. A pioneer in computer programming languages. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1991. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Gregory Peck

Real/Birth Name:
Eldred Gregory Peck
Gender:
Male
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 To Kill a Mockingbird in role of Atticus Finch. Movies The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement, Twelve O'Clock High, On the Beach, The Guns of Navarone, Mackenna's Gold, MacArthur, Cape Fear (1962), Cape Fear. Hall of Great Western Performers 1979. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. National Medal of Arts 1998. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1983. Cecil B DeMille Award 1969. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hank Aaron

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Louis Aaron
Nickname(s):
Hammer
Hammerin' Hank
Bad Henry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. 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. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Harold Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Rae Brown
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group War. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.

Harper Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Nelle Harper Lee
Gender:
Female
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) To Kill a Mockingbird, which won for her the Pulitzer Prize. A long-time friend of Truman Capote who was a childhood neighbor. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007. National Medal of Arts 2010.

Helen Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Hayes Brown
Nickname(s):
First Lady of the Theater
Gender:
Female
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 Herbie Rides Again, Airport. First actress to win an Oscar in movie The Sin of Madelon Claude. Winner of Tony Award for Broadway plays Happy Birthday, Time Remembered. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Helen Keller

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Adams Keller
Gender:
Female
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 The Miracle Worker starring Patty Duke. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Heinz Alfred Kissinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
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

Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.
Also Known As:
Hubert Humphrey
Nickname(s):
HHH
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Ieoh Ming Pei
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
101
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

Real/Birth Name:
Israel Isidore Baline
Gender:
Male
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Kemp

Real/Birth Name:
Jack French Kemp
Gender:
Male
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 Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills. 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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1992. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1979. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Jack Nicklaus

Real/Birth Name:
Jack William Nicklaus
Nickname(s):
The Golden Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1978. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2015. National High School Hall of Fame 1984.

Jack Swigert

Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
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 Apollo 13 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

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Gender:
Male
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 in the major leagues, on the team Brooklyn Dodgers. Subject of movie 42. 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. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1993. International League Hall of Fame 1960.

James Brady

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Brady
Also Known As:
James S. Brady
Nickname(s):
Jim
Bear
Gender:
Male
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 Ronald Reagan. Wounded and paralyzed by the same assailant who shot the president in 1981. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1996. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

James Cagney

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

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than William Cagney by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Yankee Doodle Dandy. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
James Maitland Stewart
Also Known As:
Jimmy Stewart
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
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 Rear Window, Harvey, Vertigo, Shenandoah, The Shootist, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Cheyenne Autumn, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Anatomy of a Murder, Bell, Book and Candle, The Far Country, Broken Arrow (1950), Destry Rides Again, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Movie It's a Wonderful Life in role as George Bailey. 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. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2010. Cecil B DeMille Award 1965. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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 Fire and Rain, Mockingbird. Albums Hourglass, James Taylor at Christmas. Voice-over on TV animated series The Simpsons. 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. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with show show: The Simpsons for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with show show: The Simpsons for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Watson

Real/Birth Name:
James Dewey Watson
Also Known As:
James D. Watson
J. D. Watson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-discoverer of the helical structure of DNA. Book The Double Helix. Liberty Medal 2000. Irish America Hall of Fame 2011. Lomonosov Gold Medal 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Jean Kennedy Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Ann Kennedy
Also Known As:
Jean Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
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 William Jefferson Clinton. Supporter of the arts. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.

Jesse Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Louis Burns
Also Known As:
Jesse Louis Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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 Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on channel CNN. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000.

Jesse Owens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Gender:
Male
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. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1974. NSMA Hall of Fame 1978.

Jim Lovell

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8. Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon. Subject of movie Apollo 13. 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Carter Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Billy Carter by 12 years.
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 Our Endangered Values : America's Moral Crisis. 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ganz
Also Known As:
Joan Redden Ganz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 17 days before her 89th 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 Sesame Street. 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. National Humanities Medal 2003.

Joe Biden

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 7 days before his 76th 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 Barack Obama, 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 2013. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2017. Little League Hall of Excellence 2009.

Joe DiMaggio

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Paul Dimaggio
Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joltin' Joe
the Yankee Clipper
Gender:
Male
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 New York Yankees. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Medicine Crow
Also Known As:
High Bird
Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird
Nickname(s):
CrowJoe
Gender:
Male
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 Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

John Ford

Real/Birth Name:
John Martin Feeney
Also Known As:
Sean Aloysius O'Fearna
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Glenn

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
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, Mercury-Atlas 6, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95, 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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2008.

John Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Also Known As:
John F. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Jack
JFK
Gender:
Male
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
uncle 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

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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

Real/Birth Name:
John Ernst Steinbeck
Gender:
Male
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 Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Pony, Cannery Row, The Pearl, The Winter of Our Discontent, East of Eden, Tortilla Flat. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1995. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Literary/Art fame.

John Wayne

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
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:

Relationships:

Descendants:

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 Sands of Iwo Jima, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, Rio Lobo, The Green Berets, Flying Leathernecks, Rio Bravo. California Hall of Fame 2007. Hall of Great Western Performers 1974. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Congressional Gold Medal 1979. Texas Trail of Fame 2004. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Cecil B DeMille Award 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979. Anaheim / Orange County 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Carson

Real/Birth Name:
John William Carson
Gender:
Male
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 Late Night with Johnny Carson 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jonas Salk

Real/Birth Name:
Jonas Edward Salk
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Gender:
Female
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 God Bless America, Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Woodpecker Song, Now Is the Hour, When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Katharine Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Gender:
Female
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:

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

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Coleman
Also Known As:
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
Katherine C. Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Kirk Douglas

Real/Birth Name:
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Also Known As:
Isidore Demsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
101, 26 days before his 102nd 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 Spartacus, Seven Days in May, It Runs in the Family, The List of Adrian Messenger. Hall of Great Western Performers 1984. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981. National Medal of Arts 2001. French Legion of Honor. Cecil B DeMille Award 1968. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lady Bird Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Claudia Alta Taylor
Nickname(s):
Lady Bird
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
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.

Lew Wasserman

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Robert Wasserman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talent scout and manager. Subject of the film The Last Mogul. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 October 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Loretta Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
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 Coal Miner's Daughter. Songs Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky Tonk Girl, Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lorne Michaels

Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 4 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock. Producer of movies Coneheads, Baby Mama, Wayne's World. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Louis L'Amour

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Dearborn L'Amour
Also Known As:
Tex Burns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western novels. The Tall Stranger, Last of the Breed. Movies, adapted from his works The Quick and the Dead, The Shadow Riders, Crossfire Trail. Congressional Gold Medal 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. Texas Trail of Fame 2003.

Lucille Ball

Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Gender:
Female
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 I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy. Movies Mame, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Long, Long Trailer. Broadway musical Wildcat. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Lyndon Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Also Known As:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
Gender:
Female
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 Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight, There Shall Be No Night, Quadrille. Acted always with her husband. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Theater Hall of Fame.

Madeleine Albright

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Jana Korbelová
Also Known As:
Madaleine Korbelová Albright
Madaleine Korbel Albright
Marie Jana Korbel
Nickname(s):
Madlenka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2009.

Margaret Thatcher

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Hilda Roberts
Also Known As:
Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher
Nickname(s):
Iron Lady
Gender:
Female
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 Hall of Fame List 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.

Marian Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
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 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marlo Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Julia Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 8 days before her 81st 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 Jenny. TV show That Girl. Broadway play The Shadow Box. 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.
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Martha Raye

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Teresa Yvonne O'Reed
Nickname(s):
Colonel Maggie
Gender:
Female
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 The Martha Raye 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.
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A star at 6547 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Matthew Ridgway

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Bunker Ridgway
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Gender:
Female
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 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. TV miniseries Roots. Tony Award nomination for play Look Away. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Maya Ying Lin
Gender:
Female

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

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson
Gender:
Male
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 May the Good Lord Bless You and Keep You. Musical and movie The Music Man. Musical Unsinkable Molly Brown. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Meryl Streep

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Streep
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Julie & Julia, The Post, The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Giver, August: Osage County, The Devil Wears Prada, The Bridges of Madison County, Out of Africa, Silkwood, Sophie's Choice, Rendition, Doubt, Death Becomes Her. Kennedy Center Honors 2011. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. National Medal of Arts 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. Cecil B DeMille Award 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Michael Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 13 days after his birthday
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. Gemini 10 with John Young. Apollo 11- 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

Real/Birth Name:
Michel Dabaghi
Also Known As:
Michael Ellis DeBakey
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team Chicago Bulls. Model for Hanes. Baseball minor league team Birmingham Barons. 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 1991. John R Wooden Award 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Also Known As:
Mies
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
Also Known As:
Mother Teresa
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Teresa
Nickname(s):
the saint of the gutters
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. 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 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.
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Nancy Reagan

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Frances Robbins
Also Known As:
Nancy Davis
Gender:
Female
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 Hellcats of the Navy, Donovan's Brain 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 Hall of Fame List 1973.

Neil Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
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 X-15. Gemini 8. Apollo 11. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Also Known As:
Madiba
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Also Known As:
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
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)

Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, The Color Purple. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 2018.

Orrin Hatch

Real/Birth Name:
Orrin Grant Hatch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican senator from Utah from 1977. Candidate for president in 2000. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018.

Pat Summitt

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Gender:
Female
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 Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. 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 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

Patsy Mink

Real/Birth Name:
Matsu Takemoto
Also Known As:
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Gender:
Female
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. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Paul Harvey

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Gender:
Male
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 More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. Radio show Paul Harvey News and Comment, 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

Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Gender:
Female
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 St. Louis Blues. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Plácido Domingo

Real/Birth Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
Also Known As:
Placido Domingo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Member of The Three Tenors. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pope John Paul II

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
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Louise Carson
Gender:
Female
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 Silent Spring. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Johnson Bunche
Also Known As:
Ralph J Bunche
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Real/Birth Name:
Rosita Dolores Alverio
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 28 days before her 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie musical West Side Story. Tony Award for play The Ritz. TV series Oz, Cane. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Gates

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Gates
Also Known As:
Robert M. Gates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brubaker, Truth, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, A Walk in the Woods, The Company You Keep, The Sting, The Horse Whisperer, A River Runs Through It, All the President's Men, All is Lost. Founder of the Sundance Movie Festival. Kennedy Center Honors 2005. National Medal of Arts 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Cecil B DeMille Award 1994.

Roberto Clemente

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Gender:
Male
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 Pittsburgh Pirates. 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. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2010.

Roger L. Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lacey Stevens
Gender:
Male
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 Bus Stop, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman. Kennedy Center Honors 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988. Theater Hall of Fame 1986.

Roger Staubach

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Thomas Staubach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1963, team Naval Academy, as quarterback. Pro football team Dallas Cowboys after service in the Navy. Real estate business. Part owner NASCAR racing group. College Football Hall of Fame 1981. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985. Maxwell Award 1963. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000. Dick Enberg Award 2016. Bert Bell Award 1971. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1991. Chic Harley Award 1963. NFL Player of the Year 1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2000. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1979. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1983. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1978. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018.

Ronald Reagan

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Gender:
Male
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 Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US. California Hall of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1986. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1990. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Rosa Parks

Real/Birth Name:
Rosa Louise McCauley
Also Known As:
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
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

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Johnson
Also Known As:
Ruth Colvin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
101, 33 days before her 102nd 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

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
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, STS-7 in 1983 and STS-41-G 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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2005.

Sam Walton

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Moore Walton
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Samuel Goldwyn

Real/Birth Name:
Shmuel Gelbfisz
Also Known As:
Samuel Goldfish
Nickname(s):
Sam
Gender:
Male
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 Guys and Dolls, The Bishop's Wife, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Birth date uncertain. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1971. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1990. Cecil B DeMille Award 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Day
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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 Ronald Reagan. 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. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Sargent Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.
Also Known As:
R. Sargent Shriver
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Anita St. Hill
Also Known As:
Shirley St. Hill Chisholm
Gender:
Female
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 Unbought and Unbossed, The Good Fight. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Sidney Poitier

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

Brief Facts:

Born in the US, grew up in the Bahamas. Movies In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Jackal, Blackboard Jungle, Cry, the Beloved Country, To Sir, with Love, Lilies of the Field. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1972. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. Cecil B DeMille Award 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stephen Hawking

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen William Hawking
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
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 A Brief History of Time. Subject of the movie The Theory of Everything. Appointed Order of the British Empire (Commander) 1983, 1989 Companion of Honour, many prizes and awards. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. Albert Medal 1999.

Stephen Sondheim

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods. Also wrote the lyrics to musicals West Side Story, Gypsy. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Allan Spielberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 35 days before his 72nd 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.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Arachnophobia, The Post, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Amistad, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Poltergeist, Back to the Future, Men in Black. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2005. Liberty Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. Cecil B DeMille Award 2009. National Humanities Medal 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 January 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stevie Wonder

Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist. Movie Muscle Beach Party. Songs For Once in My Life, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Just Called to Say I Love You. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

T.S. Eliot

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Gender:
Male
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 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, 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 The Cocktail Party. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Ted Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Teddy Samuel Williams
Also Known As:
Theodore Samuel Williams
Nickname(s):
The Kid
The Splendid Splinter
Teddy Ballgame
The Thumper
Gender:
Male
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 The Science of Hitting. Left field for team Boston Red Sox. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
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 Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy. 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.
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A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Tennessee Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
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 A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana. Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Thoroughgood Marshall
Gender:
Male
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.

Tip O'Neill

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Phillip O'Neill Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. US Representative from Massachusetts, later Speaker. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.

Tom Brokaw

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
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 The Post, The 'Burbs, The Circle, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Big, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, Sleepless in Seattle, Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Philadelphia, The Terminal, Larry Crowne, Captain Phillips, Sully. TV mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. Broadway play Lucky Guy. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Toni Morrison

Real/Birth Name:
Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Also Known As:
Chloe Anthony Wofford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books (novels) The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved. Movie Beloved. 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. National Humanities Medal 2000.

Tony Blair

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Also Known As:
Rt. Hon. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Nickname(s):
Tony
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
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

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr.
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 16 days before his 91st 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 Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Ford C Frick Award 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. 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 For Love of the Game. NSMA Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Vint Cerf

Real/Birth Name:
Vinton Gray Cerf
Also Known As:
Vinton Cerf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Gender:
Male
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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1953. Anaheim / Orange County 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.
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A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Walter Cronkite

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Gender:
Male
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 CBS Evening News 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

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Philip Reuther
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Warren Buffett

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Edward Buffett
Nickname(s):
Wizard of Omaha
Oracle of Omaha
Sage of Omaha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Kanne
Also Known As:
Wesley Kanne Clark
Wesley Kanne Clark Sr.
Gen. Wesley Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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 Waging Modern War, Winning Modern Wars. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000. French Legion of Honor.

William F. Buckley

Real/Birth Name:
William Frank Buckley Jr.
Also Known As:
William F. Buckley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Founded magazine National Review. Host of TV show Firing Line. Famed for conservative political philosphy. Newspaper column On the Right. Novel Saving the Queen. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

William Jefferson Clinton

Real/Birth Name:
William Jefferson Blythe III
Also Known As:
Bill Clinton
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Older than Hillary Clinton by 1 year.

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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 Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World. 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

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

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

Willie Mays

Real/Birth Name:
William Howard Mays Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Say Hey Kid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Baseball teams New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets. 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. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1951.

Wilma Mankiller

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation for 10 years. Book Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1998. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Okhahoma Women’s Hall of Fame 1986.

Yo-Yo Ma

Real/Birth Name:
Yo-Yo Ma
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Cellist, classical music. Moved to New York when he was seven years old. National Medal of Arts 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.

Yogi Berra

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
Gender:
Male
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 New York Yankees, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Norfolk Tars, Newark Bears. 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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