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20 Persons awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal:

Billy Mills

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event. San Diego Hall of Champions 1970. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Kansas Hall of Fame. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

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.

Burt Rutan

Real/Birth Name:
Elbert Leander Rutan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Scaled Composites, which created the first non-government craft, SpaceshipOne, to send humans to the edge of space. Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Citizens Medal 1986. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1995.

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

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..

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.

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.

Elizabeth Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Also Known As:
Dame Elizabeth Taylor
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Conrad Hilton Jr. by 5 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Eddie Fisher by 3 years.
ex-wife of
ex-wife of
Older than Larry Fortensky by 19 years.
wife of
Michael Todd, until his earlier death.
Older than Michael Todd by 24 years.
ex-wife of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Richard Burton by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies National Velvet, Cleopatra, BUtterfield 8, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Raintree County, Suddenly, Last Summer, Giant, Elephant Walk. Broadway play Little Foxes. Dual USA and British citizenship. AIDS activist. Named Dame New Year Honours of 1999. California Hall of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. French Legion of Honor. London Avenue of Stars. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Cecil B DeMille Award 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6336 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 435 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 21 January 1994.

Forrest Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Morton Bird
Also Known As:
Dr. Forrest M. Bird
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:

Brief Facts:

Biomedical engineer, created mechanical ventilators for help in breathing. National Inventors Hall of Fame 1995. Presidential Citizens Medal 2008. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2009. Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2008.

Gary Sinise

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Alan Sinise
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Forrest Gump in role of Lt. Dan Taylor. Movies Of Mice and Men, Apollo 13, Reindeer Games, Snake Eyes, Ransom, Mission to Mars, The Stand, The Green Mile. Movie for television George Wallace. TV series CSI: NY. Bass guitarist for group Lt. Dan Band which he has taken to military sites on USO tours. Presidential Citizens Medal 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 17 April 2017.
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.

Jaime Escalante

Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teacher of calculus in East Los Angeles. The subject of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver. Presidential Citizens Medal 1988.

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.

Joe Delaney

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Alton Delaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Northwestern State University, Kansas City Chiefs. Drowned while trying to save three children from drowning in a pond. Chiefs Hall of Fame 2004. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Citizens Medal 1983.

Malcolm Forbes

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More Than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1985. United States Ballooning Hall of Fame 2007. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1985. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1999.

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

Richard Truly

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Harrison Truly
Also Known As:
Richard H. Truly
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 20 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first astronaut to head NASA. Missions ALT (Approach and Landing Tests), STS-2, STS-8. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Robert Gates

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Gates
Also Known As:
Robert M. Gates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 28 days after his birthday
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.

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.

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
Birth Place:

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.
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