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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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Congressional Gold Medal Ulysses S. Grant 1863 Cornelius Vanderbilt 1864 Charles Lindbergh 1928 Thomas A. Edison 1928 George M. Cohan 1936 Howard Hughes 1939 Billy Mitchell 1946 Irving Berlin 1954 Jonas Salk 1955 Hyman Rickover 1958 Robert Frost 1960 Bob Hope 1962 Walt Disney 1968 Winston Churchill 1969 Roberto Clemente 1973 Marian Anderson 1977 Robert Kennedy 1978 Hubert H. Humphrey 1979 John Wayne 1979 Fred Waring 1982 Hyman Rickover 1982 Joe Louis 1982 Leo Ryan 1982 Danny Thomas 1983 Elie Wiesel 1984 Harry S. Truman 1984 Lady Bird Johnson 1984 George Gershwin 1985 Ira Gershwin 1985 Aaron Copland 1986 Harry Chapin 1986 Andrew Wyeth 1988 Jesse Owens 1988 Laurance Rockefeller 1990 Matthew Ridgway 1990 Colin Powell 1991 Billy Graham 1996 Frank Sinatra 1997 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1997 Betty Ford 1998 Gerald Ford 1998 Nelson Mandela 1998 Rosa Parks 1999 Charles M. Schulz 2000 Nancy Reagan 2000 Pope John Paul II 2000 Ronald Reagan 2000 Dorothy Height 2003 Jackie Robinson 2003 Tony Blair 2003 Byron Nelson 2006 Michael DeBakey 2007 Arnold Palmer 2009 Buzz Aldrin 2009 John Glenn 2009 Michael Collins 2009 Neil Armstrong 2009
Details  #names: 57
Congressional Space Medal of Honor Alan Shepard 1978 Charles Conrad 1978 Frank Borman 1978 Gus Grissom 1978 John Glenn 1978 Neil Armstrong 1978 John Young 1981 Tom Stafford 1993 Jim Lovell 1995 Shannon Lucid 1996 Edward White 1997 Roger Chaffee 1997 William Shepherd 2003 Christa McAuliffe 2004 David M. Brown 2004 Ellison S. Onizuka 2004 Francis R. Scobee 2004 Gregory B. Jarvis 2004 Ilan Ramon 2004 Judith Resnik 2004 Kalpana Chawla 2004 Laurel Clark 2004 Michael P. Anderson 2004 Michael Smith 2004 Rick Husband 2004 Ronald E. McNair 2004 William C. McCool 2004 Bob Crippen 2006
Details  #names: 28
Dick Enberg Award Dick Enberg 1997 Dean Smith 1999 Bill Russell 2000 Tom Osborne 2003 Gerald Ford 2006 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 2011 Joe Paterno 2012 Ann Meyers 2014 Andre Agassi 2015 Roger Staubach 2016
Details  #names: 10
Ford C. Frick Award Tom Cheek 2013 Dick Enberg 2015
Details  #names: 2
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 Jerry Lewis Jim Lovell Jules Verne Julia Child King Haakon VII of Norway Kirk Douglas Louis Jourdan Marjorie Merriweather Post Marlene Dietrich Mary Cassatt Michelle Yeoh Miles Davis Pierre Boulle Ravi Shankar Sean Connery Sharon Stone Wesley Clark Thomas A. Edison 1881 Jacqueline Cochran 1949 Kristin Scott Thomas 2005 Renée Fleming 2005 Wynton Marsalis 2009 Ralph Lauren 2010 Paul McCartney 2012 John Kerry 2016
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
Fred Astaire 1978 George Balanchine 1978 Marian Anderson 1978 Richard Rodgers 1978 Aaron Copland 1979 Ella Fitzgerald 1979 Henry Fonda 1979 Tennessee Williams 1979 Agnes de Mille 1980 James Cagney 1980 Leonard Bernstein 1980 Leontyne Price 1980 Lynn Fontanne 1980 Cary Grant 1981 Count Basie 1981 Helen Hayes 1981 Jerome Robbins 1981 Benny Goodman 1982 Eugene Ormandy 1982 Gene Kelly 1982 Lillian Gish 1982 Elia Kazan 1983 Frank Sinatra 1983 James Stewart 1983 Katherine Dunham 1983 Arthur Miller 1984 Danny Kaye 1984 Lena Horne 1984 Beverly Sills 1985 Bob Hope 1985 Frederick Loewe 1985 Irene Dunne 1985 Merce Cunningham 1985 Hume Cronyn 1986 Jessica Tandy 1986 Lucille Ball 1986 Ray Charles 1986 Bette Davis 1987 Perry Como 1987 Sammy Davis Jr. 1987 George Burns 1988 Myrna Loy 1988 Roger L. Stevens 1988 Claudette Colbert 1989 Harry Belafonte 1989 Mary Martin 1989 Billy Wilder 1990 Dizzy Gillespie 1990 Jule Styne 1990 Katharine Hepburn 1990 Rise Stevens 1990 Betty Comden 1991 Gregory Peck 1991 Robert Shaw 1991 Roy Acuff 1991 Ginger Rogers 1992 Joanne Woodward 1992 Lionel Hampton 1992 Paul Newman 1992 Johnny Carson 1993 Stephen Sondheim 1993 Aretha Franklin 1994 Kirk Douglas 1994 Pete Seeger 1994 B.B. King 1995 Neil Simon 1995 Sidney Poitier 1995 Edward Albee 1996 Jack Lemmon 1996 Johnny Cash 1996 Maria Tallchief 1996 Bob Dylan 1997 Charlton Heston 1997 Jessye Norman 1997 Lauren Bacall 1997 André Previn 1998 Bill Cosby 1998 Fred Ebb 1998 John Kander 1998 Shirley Temple 1998 Willie Nelson 1998 Jason Robards 1999 Sean Connery 1999 Stevie Wonder 1999 Victor Borge 1999 Angela Lansbury 2000 Chuck Berry 2000 Clint Eastwood 2000 Mikhail Baryshnikov 2000 Plácido Domingo 2000 Jack Nicholson 2001 Julie Andrews 2001 Quincy Jones 2001 Van Cliburn 2001 Chita Rivera 2002 Elizabeth Taylor 2002 James Earl Jones 2002 Paul Simon 2002 Carol Burnett 2003 James Brown 2003 Loretta Lynn 2003 Mike Nichols 2003 Elton John 2004 Joan Sutherland 2004 John Williams 2004 Ossie Davis 2004 Ruby Dee 2004 Warren Beatty 2004 Julie Harris 2005 Robert Redford 2005 Tina Turner 2005 Tony Bennett 2005 Andrew Lloyd Webber 2006 Dolly Parton 2006 Smokey Robinson 2006 Steven Spielberg 2006 Brian Wilson 2007 Diana Ross 2007 Steve Martin 2007 Barbra Streisand 2008 George Jones 2008 Morgan Freeman 2008 Pete Townshend 2008 Roger Daltrey 2008 Bruce Springsteen 2009 Dave Brubeck 2009 Mel Brooks 2009 Robert De Niro 2009 Jerry Herman 2010 Merle Haggard 2010 Oprah Winfrey 2010 Paul McCartney 2010 Meryl Streep 2011 Neil Diamond 2011 Sonny Rollins 2011 Buddy Guy 2012 David Letterman 2012 Dustin Hoffman 2012 Billy Joel 2013 Carlos Santana 2013 Herbie Hancock 2013 Shirley MacLaine 2013 Al Green 2014 Lily Tomlin 2014 Sting 2014 Tom Hanks 2014 Carole King 2015 Cicely Tyson 2015 George Lucas 2015 Rita Moreno 2015 Al Pacino 2016 James Taylor 2016
Details  #names: 152
Liberty Medal
Location:
National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1989
Jimmy Carter 1990 Thurgood Marshall 1992 Nelson Mandela 1993 Francis Crick 2000 Colin Powell 2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 2003 George H.W. Bush 2006 William Jefferson Clinton 2006 Bono 2007 Steven Spielberg 2009 Tony Blair 2010 Robert Gates 2011 Muhammad Ali 2012 Hillary Clinton 2013
Details  #names: 14
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Paul Simon 2007 Stevie Wonder 2009 Paul McCartney 2010 Burt Bacharach 2012 Hal David 2012 Carole King 2013
Details  #names: 6
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Tina Fey Richard Pryor 1998 Jonathan Winters 1999 Carl Reiner 2000 Whoopi Goldberg 2001 Bob Newhart 2002 Lily Tomlin 2003 Lorne Michaels 2004 Steve Martin 2005 Neil Simon 2006 Billy Crystal 2007 George Carlin 2008 Bill Cosby 2009 Will Ferrell 2011 Ellen DeGeneres 2012 Carol Burnett 2013 Jay Leno 2014 Eddie Murphy 2015
Details  #names: 18
Medal of Honor
Location:
Medal of Honor
Web Site:
Audie Murphy Daniel Inouye Jimmy Doolittle Pappy Boyington Eddie Rickenbacker 1930
Details  #names: 5
National Medal of Arts José Ferrer 1985 Leontyne Price 1985 Aaron Copland 1986 Agnes de Mille 1986 Frank Capra 1986 Marian Anderson 1986 Ella Fitzgerald 1987 Helen Hayes 1988 I.M. Pei 1988 Jerome Robbins 1988 Saul Bellow 1988 Dizzy Gillespie 1989 John Updike 1989 Katherine Dunham 1989 Robert Motherwell 1989 B.B. King 1990 Beverly Sills 1990 Hume Cronyn 1990 Jessica Tandy 1990 Merce Cunningham 1990 Kitty Carlisle 1991 Roy Acuff 1991 Earl Scruggs 1992 James Earl Jones 1992 Minnie Pearl 1992 Robert Shaw 1992 Arthur Miller 1993 Billy Wilder 1993 Cab Calloway 1993 Ray Charles 1993 Robert Merrill 1993 Dave Brubeck 1994 Gene Kelly 1994 Harry Belafonte 1994 Julie Harris 1994 Pete Seeger 1994 Bill Monroe 1995 Bob Hope 1995 Licia Albanese 1995 Ossie Davis 1995 Ruby Dee 1995 Edward Albee 1996 Lionel Hampton 1996 Maurice Sendak 1996 Robert Redford 1996 Stephen Sondheim 1996 Angela Lansbury 1997 Betty Carter 1997 Doc Watson 1997 Jason Robards 1997 Tito Puente 1997 Fats Domino 1998 Frank Gehry 1998 Gregory Peck 1998 Gwen Verdon 1998 Philip Roth 1998 Roberta Peters 1998 Aretha Franklin 1999 George Segal 1999 Maria Tallchief 1999 Odetta 1999 Barbra Streisand 2000 Eddy Arnold 2000 Maya Angelou 2000 Mikhail Baryshnikov 2000 Johnny Cash 2001 Kirk Douglas 2001 Mike Nichols 2001 George Jones 2002 Smokey Robinson 2002 Uta Hagen 2002 Buddy Guy 2003 Ron Howard 2003 Tommy Tune 2003 Ray Bradbury 2004 Dolly Parton 2005 Ollie Johnston 2005 Robert Duvall 2005 Wynton Marsalis 2005 Cyd Charisse 2006 Andrew Wyeth 2007 Les Paul 2007 Olivia de Havilland 2008 Richard M. Sherman 2008 Robert B. Sherman 2008 Stan Lee 2008 Bob Dylan 2009 Clint Eastwood 2009 Jessye Norman 2009 John Williams 2009 Maya Lin 2009 Rita Moreno 2009 Harper Lee 2010 James Taylor 2010 Meryl Streep 2010 Quincy Jones 2010 Sonny Rollins 2010 Van Cliburn 2010 Al Pacino 2011 Mel Tillis 2011 Allen Toussaint 2013 George Lucas 2013 Herb Alpert 2013 Renée Fleming 2013 Sally Field 2015 Stephen King 2015
Details  #names: 106
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Steve Jobs 1985 Bill Gates 1992 Joseph Woodland 1992 Ray Dolby 1997 Vint Cerf 1997 Douglas Engelbart 2000 Forrest Bird 2009
Details  #names: 7
Nobel Peace Prize Theodore Roosevelt 1906 Ralph Bunche 1950 Henry Kissinger 1973 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1979 Desmond Tutu 1984 Elie Wiesel 1986 Nelson Mandela 1993 Yasser Arafat 1994 Jimmy Carter 2002 Al Gore 2007 Barack Obama 2009
Details  #names: 11
Nobel Prize in Literature Sinclair Lewis 1930 Pearl Buck 1938 T.S. Eliot 1948 William Faulkner 1949 Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1970 Saul Bellow 1976 Toni Morrison 1993 J. M. Coetzee 2003
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-
Joe Paterno 1986 Lou Holtz 1988 Don James 1991 Gene Stallings 1992 Lloyd Carr 1997 Bill Snyder 1998 Bob Stoops 2000 Dabo Swinney 2015 2016
Details  #names: 8
Presidential Citizens Medal Roberto Clemente 1973 Burt Rutan 1986 Jaime Escalante 1988 Bob Dole 1989 Charlton Heston 1989 Colin Powell 1989 Dorothy Height 1989 Edward Teller 1989 James Brady 1989 Malcolm Forbes 1989 Richard Truly 1989 William F. Buckley 1989 Robert Gates 1992 Elizabeth Taylor 2001 Hank Aaron 2001 Muhammad Ali 2001 Forrest Bird 2008 Gary Sinise 2008 Billy Mills 2012
Details  #names: 19
Presidential Medal of Freedom Andrew Wyeth 1963 E.B. White 1963 John Kennedy 1963 Marian Anderson 1963 Mies Van Der Rohe 1963 Ralph Bunche 1963 A. Philip Randolph 1964 Aaron Copland 1964 Alfred Lunt 1964 Edward R. Murrow 1964 Helen Keller 1964 John Lewis 1964 John Steinbeck 1964 Leontyne Price 1964 Lynn Fontanne 1964 T.S. Eliot 1964 Walt Disney 1964 Bob Hope 1969 Buzz Aldrin 1969 Duke Ellington 1969 Gregory Peck 1969 Laurance Rockefeller 1969 Michael Collins 1969 Michael DeBakey 1969 Neil Armstrong 1969 Adela Rogers St. Johns 1970 Ed Mitchell 1970 Eugene Ormandy 1970 Fred Haise 1970 Jack Swigert 1970 Jim Lovell 1970 Samuel Goldwyn 1971 John Ford 1973 Archibald MacLeish 1977 Donald Rumsfeld 1977 Henry Kissinger 1977 Irving Berlin 1977 Jesse Owens 1977 Joe DiMaggio 1977 Jonas Salk 1977 Lady Bird Johnson 1977 Nelson Rockefeller 1977 Omar Bradley (General) 1977 Ansel Adams 1980 Beverly Sills 1980 Hubert H. Humphrey 1980 John Wayne 1980 Lyndon Johnson 1980 Rachel Carson 1980 Tennessee Williams 1980 Ella Grasso 1981 Eubie Blake 1981 Harold Brown 1981 Kirk Douglas 1981 Walter Cronkite 1981 Kate Smith 1982 Bear Bryant 1983 Billy Graham 1983 Buckminster Fuller 1983 George Balanchine 1983 Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1984 Jackie Robinson 1984 James Cagney 1984 Tennessee Ernie Ford 1984 Chuck Yeager 1985 Count Basie 1985 Frank Sinatra 1985 James Stewart 1985 Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1985 Helen Hayes 1986 Matthew Ridgway 1986 Danny Kaye 1987 Meredith Willson 1987 Pearl Bailey 1988 Roger L. Stevens 1988 Jimmy Doolittle 1989 Lucille Ball 1989 Betty Ford 1991 Colin Powell 1991 Dick Cheney 1991 Margaret Thatcher 1991 Ted Williams 1991 William F. Buckley 1991 Audrey Hepburn 1992 David Brinkley 1992 Elie Wiesel 1992 Ella Fitzgerald 1992 Johnny Carson 1992 Richard Petty 1992 Sam Walton 1992 Arthur Ashe 1993 I.M. Pei 1993 Martha Raye 1993 Ronald Reagan 1993 Thurgood Marshall 1993 Barbara Jordan 1994 Dorothy Height 1994 Sargent Shriver 1994 Joan Ganz Cooney 1995 Walter Reuther 1995 James Brady 1996 Rosa Parks 1996 Bob Dole 1997 David Rockefeller 1998 Gerald Ford 1999 Jimmy Carter 1999 Rosalynn Carter 1999 George McGovern 2000 Jesse Jackson 2000 Wesley Clark 2000 Bill Cosby 2002 Fred Rogers 2002 Hank Aaron 2002 Katharine Graham 2002 Nancy Reagan 2002 Nelson Mandela 2002 Plácido Domingo 2002 Byron White 2003 Charlton Heston 2003 Dave Thomas 2003 Edward Teller 2003 John Wooden 2003 Roberto Clemente 2003 Van Cliburn 2003 Arnold Palmer 2004 Doris Day 2004 Estée Lauder 2004 Pope John Paul II 2004 Rita Moreno 2004 Andy Griffith 2005 Aretha Franklin 2005 Carol Burnett 2005 Frank Robinson 2005 Jack Nicklaus 2005 Muhammad Ali 2005 Paul Harvey 2005 Vint Cerf 2005 B.B. King 2006 Buck O'Neil 2006 Ruth Johnson Colvin 2006 William Safire 2006 Harper Lee 2007 Ben Carson 2008 Billie Jean King 2009 Chita Rivera 2009 Desmond Tutu 2009 Edward Kennedy 2009 Jack Kemp 2009 Joe Medicine Crow 2009 Sandra Day O'Connor 2009 Sidney Poitier 2009 Stephen Hawking 2009 Tony Blair 2009 Bill Russell 2011 George H.W. Bush 2011 Jean Kennedy Smith 2011 John Lewis 2011 Maya Angelou 2011 Robert Gates 2011 Stan Musial 2011 Warren Buffett 2011 Bob Dylan 2012 Delores Huerta 2012 John Glenn 2012 Madeleine Albright 2012 Pat Summitt 2012 Toni Morrison 2012 Daniel Inouye 2013 Dean Smith 2013 Ernie Banks 2013 Gloria Steinem 2013 Loretta Lynn 2013 Oprah Winfrey 2013 Sally Ride 2013 William Jefferson Clinton 2013 Ethel Kennedy 2014 Marlo Thomas 2014 Meryl Streep 2014 Patsy Mink 2014 Stephen Sondheim 2014 Stevie Wonder 2014 Tom Brokaw 2014 Barbra Streisand 2015 Emilio Estefan Jr. 2015 Gloria Estefan 2015 James Taylor 2015 Katherine Johnson 2015 Shirley Chisholm 2015 Steven Spielberg 2015 Willie Mays 2015 Yogi Berra 2015 Bill Gates 2016 Bruce Springsteen 2016 Cicely Tyson 2016 Diana Ross 2016 Ellen DeGeneres 2016 Frank Gehry 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2016 Lorne Michaels 2016 Maya Lin 2016 Michael Jordan 2016 Robert De Niro 2016 Robert Redford 2016 Tom Hanks 2016 Vin Scully 2016 Joe Biden 2017
Details  #names: 206
Profile in Courage Award
About:
Given to recognize displays of courage similar to those John F. Kennedy described in his book Profiles in Courage
Gerald Ford 2001 John Lewis 2001 Edward Kennedy 2009 Gabrielle Giffords 2013 George H.W. Bush 2014 Barack Obama 2017
Details  #names: 6

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