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Awarded Honors

Medals, Kennedy Center, ... awarded by the US President.
Legion of Honor is awarded by France.
Nobel Prizes are awarded by Norway.

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(Note: the names shown are not exhaustive -
the names shown are only the ones found in this database.)


Congressional Gold Medal Aaron Copland 1986 Andrew Wyeth 1988 Arnold Palmer 2009 Betty Ford 1998 Billy Graham 1996 Billy Mitchell 1946 Bob Hope 1962 Buzz Aldrin 2009 Byron Nelson 2006 Charles Lindbergh 1928 Charles M. Schulz 2000 Colin Powell 1991 Cornelius Vanderbilt 1864 Danny Thomas 1983 Dorothy Height 2003 Elie Wiesel 1984 Frank Sinatra 1997 Fred Waring 1982 George Gershwin 1985 George M. Cohan 1936 Gerald Ford 1998 Harry Chapin 1986 Harry S. Truman 1984 Howard Hughes 1939 Hubert H. Humphrey 1979 Hyman Rickover 1958 1982 Ira Gershwin 1985 Irving Berlin 1954 Jackie Robinson 2003 Jesse Owens 1988 Joe Louis 1982 John Glenn 2009 John Wayne 1979 Jonas Salk 1955 Lady Bird Johnson 1984 Laurance Rockefeller 1990 Leo Ryan 1982 Marian Anderson 1977 Matthew Ridgway 1990 Michael Collins 2009 Michael DeBakey 2007 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1997 Nancy Reagan 2000 Neil Armstrong 2009 Nelson Mandela 1998 Pope John Paul II 2000 Robert Frost 1960 Robert Kennedy 1978 Roberto Clemente 1973 Ronald Reagan 2000 Rosa Parks 1999 Thomas A. Edison 1928 Tony Blair 2003 Ulysses S. Grant 1863 Walt Disney 1968 Winston Churchill 1969
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Congressional Space Medal of Honor Alan Shepard 1978 Bob Crippen 2006 Charles Conrad 1978 Christa McAuliffe 2004 David M. Brown 2004 Edward White 1997 Ellison S. Onizuka 2004 Francis R. Scobee 2004 Frank Borman 1978 Gregory B. Jarvis 2004 Gus Grissom 1978 Ilan Ramon 2004 Jim Lovell 1995 John Glenn 1978 John Young 1981 Judith Resnik 2004 Kalpana Chawla 2004 Laurel Clark 2004 Michael P. Anderson 2004 Michael Smith 2004 Neil Armstrong 1978 Rick Husband 2004 Roger Chaffee 1997 Ronald E. McNair 2004 Shannon Lucid 1996 Tom Stafford 1993 William C. McCool 2004 William Shepherd 2003
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Dick Enberg Award Andre Agassi 2015 Ann Meyers 2014 Bill Russell 2000 Dean Smith 1999 Dick Enberg 1997 Gerald Ford 2006 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 2011 Joe Paterno 2012 Roger Staubach 2016 Tom Osborne 2003
Details  #names: 10
French Legion of Honor
About:
Awarded by France. Called Légion d'honneur in French.
Web Site:
Years Active:
Established by Napoleon Bonaparte
Audie Murphy Auguste Rodin Barbra Streisand Bono Céline Dion Charles Aznavour Charles Lindbergh Colette Danny Kaye David Lynch Desmond Tutu Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Duke Ellington Dwight David Eisenhower Edith Wharton Eileen Collins Elie Wiesel Elizabeth Taylor George Patton Glenn Ford Jacqueline Cochran 1949 Jerry Lewis Jim Lovell John Kerry 2016 Jules Verne Julia Child King Haakon VII of Norway Kirk Douglas Kristin Scott Thomas 2005 Louis Jourdan Marjorie Merriweather Post Marlene Dietrich Mary Cassatt Michelle Yeoh Miles Davis Paul McCartney 2012 Pierre Boulle Ralph Lauren 2010 Ravi Shankar Renée Fleming 2005 Sean Connery Sharon Stone Thomas A. Edison 1881 Wesley Clark Wynton Marsalis 2009
Details  #names: 45
Juno Award Belly Bif Naked Geddy Lee The Weeknd
Details  #names: 4
Kennedy Center Honors
Location:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Web Site:
Years Active:
1978 to present
Aaron Copland 1979 Agnes de Mille 1980 Al Green 2014 Al Pacino 2016 Andrew Lloyd Webber 2006 André Previn 1998 Angela Lansbury 2000 Aretha Franklin 1994 Arthur Miller 1984 B.B. King 1995 Barbra Streisand 2008 Benny Goodman 1982 Bette Davis 1987 Betty Comden 1991 Beverly Sills 1985 Bill Cosby 1998 Billy Joel 2013 Billy Wilder 1990 Bob Dylan 1997 Bob Hope 1985 Brian Wilson 2007 Bruce Springsteen 2009 Buddy Guy 2012 Carlos Santana 2013 Carol Burnett 2003 Carole King 2015 Cary Grant 1981 Charlton Heston 1997 Chita Rivera 2002 Chuck Berry 2000 Cicely Tyson 2015 Claudette Colbert 1989 Clint Eastwood 2000 Count Basie 1981 Danny Kaye 1984 Dave Brubeck 2009 David Letterman 2012 Diana Ross 2007 Dizzy Gillespie 1990 Dolly Parton 2006 Dustin Hoffman 2012 Edward Albee 1996 Elia Kazan 1983 Elizabeth Taylor 2002 Ella Fitzgerald 1979 Elton John 2004 Eugene Ormandy 1982 Frank Sinatra 1983 Fred Astaire 1978 Fred Ebb 1998 Frederick Loewe 1985 Gene Kelly 1982 George Balanchine 1978 George Burns 1988 George Jones 2008 George Lucas 2015 Ginger Rogers 1992 Gregory Peck 1991 Harry Belafonte 1989 Helen Hayes 1981 Henry Fonda 1979 Herbie Hancock 2013 Hume Cronyn 1986 Irene Dunne 1985 Jack Lemmon 1996 Jack Nicholson 2001 James Brown 2003 James Cagney 1980 James Earl Jones 2002 James Stewart 1983 James Taylor 2016 Jason Robards 1999 Jerome Robbins 1981 Jerry Herman 2010 Jessica Tandy 1986 Jessye Norman 1997 Joan Sutherland 2004 Joanne Woodward 1992 John Kander 1998 John Williams 2004 Johnny Carson 1993 Johnny Cash 1996 Jule Styne 1990 Julie Andrews 2001 Julie Harris 2005 Katharine Hepburn 1990 Katherine Dunham 1983 Kirk Douglas 1994 Lauren Bacall 1997 Lena Horne 1984 Leonard Bernstein 1980 Leontyne Price 1980 Lillian Gish 1982 Lily Tomlin 2014 Lionel Hampton 1992 Loretta Lynn 2003 Lucille Ball 1986 Lynn Fontanne 1980 Maria Tallchief 1996 Marian Anderson 1978 Mary Martin 1989 Mel Brooks 2009 Merce Cunningham 1985 Merle Haggard 2010 Meryl Streep 2011 Mike Nichols 2003 Mikhail Baryshnikov 2000 Morgan Freeman 2008 Myrna Loy 1988 Neil Diamond 2011 Neil Simon 1995 Oprah Winfrey 2010 Ossie Davis 2004 Paul McCartney 2010 Paul Newman 1992 Paul Simon 2002 Perry Como 1987 Pete Seeger 1994 Pete Townshend 2008 Plácido Domingo 2000 Quincy Jones 2001 Ray Charles 1986 Richard Rodgers 1978 Rise Stevens 1990 Rita Moreno 2015 Robert De Niro 2009 Robert Redford 2005 Robert Shaw 1991 Roger Daltrey 2008 Roger L. Stevens 1988 Roy Acuff 1991 Ruby Dee 2004 Sammy Davis Jr. 1987 Sean Connery 1999 Shirley MacLaine 2013 Shirley Temple 1998 Sidney Poitier 1995 Smokey Robinson 2006 Sonny Rollins 2011 Stephen Sondheim 1993 Steve Martin 2007 Steven Spielberg 2006 Stevie Wonder 1999 Sting 2014 Tennessee Williams 1979 Tina Turner 2005 Tom Hanks 2014 Tony Bennett 2005 Van Cliburn 2001 Victor Borge 1999 Warren Beatty 2004 Willie Nelson 1998
Details  #names: 152
Liberty Medal
Location:
National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1989
Bono 2007 Colin Powell 2002 Francis Crick 2000 George H.W. Bush 2006 Hillary Clinton 2013 Jimmy Carter 1990 Muhammad Ali 2012 Nelson Mandela 1993 Robert Gates 2011 Sandra Day O'Connor 2003 Steven Spielberg 2009 Thurgood Marshall 1992 Tony Blair 2010 William Jefferson Clinton 2006
Details  #names: 14
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Burt Bacharach 2012 Carole King 2013 Hal David 2012 Paul McCartney 2010 Paul Simon 2007 Stevie Wonder 2009
Details  #names: 6
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Bill Cosby 2009 Billy Crystal 2007 Bob Newhart 2002 Carl Reiner 2000 Carol Burnett 2013 Eddie Murphy 2015 Ellen DeGeneres 2012 George Carlin 2008 Jay Leno 2014 Jonathan Winters 1999 Lily Tomlin 2003 Lorne Michaels 2004 Neil Simon 2006 Richard Pryor 1998 Steve Martin 2005 Tina Fey Whoopi Goldberg 2001 Will Ferrell 2011
Details  #names: 18
Medal of Honor
Location:
Medal of Honor
Web Site:
Audie Murphy Daniel Inouye Eddie Rickenbacker 1930 Jimmy Doolittle Pappy Boyington
Details  #names: 5
National Medal of Arts Aaron Copland 1986 Agnes de Mille 1986 Al Pacino 2011 Allen Toussaint 2013 Andrew Wyeth 2007 Angela Lansbury 1997 Aretha Franklin 1999 Arthur Miller 1993 B.B. King 1990 Barbra Streisand 2000 Betty Carter 1997 Beverly Sills 1990 Bill Monroe 1995 Billy Wilder 1993 Bob Dylan 2009 Bob Hope 1995 Buddy Guy 2003 Cab Calloway 1993 Clint Eastwood 2009 Cyd Charisse 2006 Dave Brubeck 1994 Dizzy Gillespie 1989 Doc Watson 1997 Dolly Parton 2005 Earl Scruggs 1992 Eddy Arnold 2000 Edward Albee 1996 Ella Fitzgerald 1987 Fats Domino 1998 Frank Capra 1986 Frank Gehry 1998 Gene Kelly 1994 George Jones 2002 George Lucas 2013 George Segal 1999 Gregory Peck 1998 Gwen Verdon 1998 Harper Lee 2010 Harry Belafonte 1994 Helen Hayes 1988 Herb Alpert 2013 Hume Cronyn 1990 I.M. Pei 1988 James Earl Jones 1992 James Taylor 2010 Jason Robards 1997 Jerome Robbins 1988 Jessica Tandy 1990 Jessye Norman 2009 John Updike 1989 John Williams 2009 Johnny Cash 2001 José Ferrer 1985 Julie Harris 1994 Katherine Dunham 1989 Kirk Douglas 2001 Kitty Carlisle 1991 Leontyne Price 1985 Les Paul 2007 Licia Albanese 1995 Lionel Hampton 1996 Maria Tallchief 1999 Marian Anderson 1986 Maurice Sendak 1996 Maya Angelou 2000 Maya Lin 2009 Mel Tillis 2011 Merce Cunningham 1990 Meryl Streep 2010 Mike Nichols 2001 Mikhail Baryshnikov 2000 Minnie Pearl 1992 Odetta 1999 Olivia de Havilland 2008 Ollie Johnston 2005 Ossie Davis 1995 Pete Seeger 1994 Philip Roth 1998 Quincy Jones 2010 Ray Bradbury 2004 Ray Charles 1993 Renée Fleming 2013 Richard M. Sherman 2008 Rita Moreno 2009 Robert B. Sherman 2008 Robert Duvall 2005 Robert Merrill 1993 Robert Motherwell 1989 Robert Redford 1996 Robert Shaw 1992 Roberta Peters 1998 Ron Howard 2003 Roy Acuff 1991 Ruby Dee 1995 Sally Field 2015 Saul Bellow 1988 Smokey Robinson 2002 Sonny Rollins 2010 Stan Lee 2008 Stephen King 2015 Stephen Sondheim 1996 Tito Puente 1997 Tommy Tune 2003 Uta Hagen 2002 Van Cliburn 2010 Wynton Marsalis 2005
Details  #names: 106
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Bill Gates 1992 Douglas Engelbart 2000 Forrest Bird 2009 Joseph Woodland 1992 Ray Dolby 1997 Steve Jobs 1985 Vint Cerf 1997
Details  #names: 7
Nobel Peace Prize Al Gore Barack Obama 2009 Desmond Tutu 1984 Elie Wiesel 1986 Henry Kissinger 1973 Jimmy Carter 2002 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1979 Nelson Mandela 1993 Ralph Bunche 1950 Theodore Roosevelt 1906 Yasser Arafat 1994
Details  #names: 11
Nobel Prize in Literature Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1970 J. M. Coetzee 2003 Pearl Buck 1938 Saul Bellow 1976 Sinclair Lewis 1930 T.S. Eliot 1948 Toni Morrison 1993 William Faulkner 1949
Details  #names: 8
Paul "Bear" Bryant Trophy
About:
Given annually since 1986 to NCAA college football's national coach of the year.
Years Active:
1986-
Bill Snyder 1998 Don James 1991 Gene Stallings 1992 Joe Paterno 1986 Lou Holtz 1988
Details  #names: 5
Presidential Citizens Medal Billy Mills 2012 Bob Dole 1989 Burt Rutan 1986 Charlton Heston 1989 Colin Powell 1989 Dorothy Height 1989 Edward Teller 1989 Elizabeth Taylor 2001 Forrest Bird 2008 Gary Sinise 2008 Hank Aaron 2001 Jaime Escalante 1988 James Brady 1989 Malcolm Forbes 1989 Muhammad Ali 2001 Richard Truly 1989 Robert Gates 1992 Roberto Clemente 1973 William F. Buckley 1989
Details  #names: 19
Presidential Medal of Freedom A. Philip Randolph 1964 Aaron Copland 1964 Adela Rogers St. Johns 1970 Alfred Lunt 1964 Andrew Wyeth 1963 Andy Griffith 2005 Ansel Adams 1980 Archibald MacLeish 1977 Aretha Franklin 2005 Arnold Palmer 2004 Arthur Ashe 1993 Audrey Hepburn 1992 B.B. King 2006 Barbara Jordan 1994 Barbra Streisand 2015 Bear Bryant 1983 Ben Carson 2008 Betty Ford 1991 Beverly Sills 1980 Bill Cosby 2002 Bill Gates 2016 Bill Russell 2011 Billie Jean King 2009 Billy Graham 1983 Bob Dole 1997 Bob Dylan 2012 Bob Hope 1969 Bruce Springsteen 2016 Buck O'Neil 2006 Buckminster Fuller 1983 Buzz Aldrin 1969 Byron White 2003 Carol Burnett 2005 Charlton Heston 2003 Chita Rivera 2009 Chuck Yeager 1985 Cicely Tyson 2016 Colin Powell 1991 Count Basie 1985 Daniel Inouye 2013 Danny Kaye 1987 Dave Thomas 2003 David Brinkley 1992 David Rockefeller 1998 Dean Smith 2013 Delores Huerta 2012 Desmond Tutu 2009 Diana Ross 2016 Dick Cheney 1991 Donald Rumsfeld 1977 Doris Day 2004 Dorothy Height 1994 Duke Ellington 1969 E.B. White 1963 Ed Mitchell 1970 Edward Kennedy 2009 Edward R. Murrow 1964 Edward Teller 2003 Elie Wiesel 1992 Ella Fitzgerald 1992 Ella Grasso 1981 Ellen DeGeneres 2016 Emilio Estefan Jr. 2015 Ernie Banks 2013 Estée Lauder 2004 Ethel Kennedy 2014 Eubie Blake 1981 Eugene Ormandy 1970 Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1984 Frank Gehry 2016 Frank Robinson 2005 Frank Sinatra 1985 Fred Haise 1970 Fred Rogers 2002 George Balanchine 1983 George H.W. Bush 2011 George McGovern 2000 Gerald Ford 1999 Gloria Estefan 2015 Gloria Steinem 2013 Gregory Peck 1969 Hank Aaron 2002 Harold Brown 1981 Harper Lee 2007 Helen Hayes 1986 Helen Keller 1964 Henry Kissinger 1977 Hubert H. Humphrey 1980 I.M. Pei 1993 Irving Berlin 1977 Jack Kemp 2009 Jack Nicklaus 2005 Jack Swigert 1970 Jackie Robinson 1984 James Brady 1996 James Cagney 1984 James Stewart 1985 James Taylor 2015 Jean Kennedy Smith 2011 Jesse Jackson 2000 Jesse Owens 1977 Jim Lovell 1970 Jimmy Carter 1999 Jimmy Doolittle 1989 Joan Ganz Cooney 1995 Joe Biden 2017 Joe DiMaggio 1977 Joe Medicine Crow 2009 John Ford 1973 John Glenn 2012 John Kennedy 1963 John Lewis 1964 2011 John Steinbeck 1964 John Wayne 1980 John Wooden 2003 Johnny Carson 1992 Jonas Salk 1977 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2016 Kate Smith 1982 Katharine Graham 2002 Katherine Johnson 2015 Kirk Douglas 1981 Lady Bird Johnson 1977 Laurance Rockefeller 1969 Leontyne Price 1964 Loretta Lynn 2013 Lorne Michaels 2016 Lucille Ball 1989 Lyndon Johnson 1980 Lynn Fontanne 1964 Madeleine Albright 2012 Margaret Thatcher 1991 Marian Anderson 1963 Marlo Thomas 2014 Martha Raye 1993 Matthew Ridgway 1986 Maya Angelou 2011 Maya Lin 2016 Meredith Willson 1987 Meryl Streep 2014 Michael Collins 1969 Michael DeBakey 1969 Michael Jordan 2016 Mies Van Der Rohe 1963 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1985 Muhammad Ali 2005 Nancy Reagan 2002 Neil Armstrong 1969 Nelson Mandela 2002 Nelson Rockefeller 1977 Omar Bradley (General) 1977 Oprah Winfrey 2013 Pat Summitt 2012 Patsy Mink 2014 Paul Harvey 2005 Pearl Bailey 1988 Plácido Domingo 2002 Pope John Paul II 2004 Rachel Carson 1980 Ralph Bunche 1963 Richard Petty 1992 Rita Moreno 2004 Robert De Niro 2016 Robert Gates 2011 Robert Redford 2016 Roberto Clemente 2003 Roger L. Stevens 1988 Ronald Reagan 1993 Rosa Parks 1996 Rosalynn Carter 1999 Ruth Johnson Colvin 2006 Sally Ride 2013 Sam Walton 1992 Samuel Goldwyn 1971 Sandra Day O'Connor 2009 Sargent Shriver 1994 Shirley Chisholm 2015 Sidney Poitier 2009 Stan Musial 2011 Stephen Hawking 2009 Stephen Sondheim 2014 Steven Spielberg 2015 Stevie Wonder 2014 T.S. Eliot 1964 Ted Williams 1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford 1984 Tennessee Williams 1980 Thurgood Marshall 1993 Tom Brokaw 2014 Tom Hanks 2016 Toni Morrison 2012 Tony Blair 2009 Van Cliburn 2003 Vin Scully 2016 Vint Cerf 2005 Walt Disney 1964 Walter Cronkite 1981 Walter Reuther 1995 Warren Buffett 2011 Wesley Clark 2000 William F. Buckley 1991 William Jefferson Clinton 2013 William Safire 2006 Willie Mays 2015 Yogi Berra 2015
Details  #names: 205
Profile in Courage Award
About:
Given to recognize displays of courage similar to those John F. Kennedy described in his book Profiles in Courage
Barack Obama 2017 Edward Kennedy 2009 Gabrielle Giffords 2013 George H.W. Bush 2014 Gerald Ford 2001 John Lewis 2001
Details  #names: 6

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