Famous People From Hawaii

Famous People From Hawaii

The land of Hawaii has been the place which witness the birth or the life of many prominent citizens who grew up to be recognized and respected by the people in the state, those outside the state of Hawaii, and some even outside the United States of America. Hawaii has seen the life of people who have dwelt in the land to become famous in the field of politics, film and entertainment industry, and sports.

Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Obama, the first African American President of the United States was born in the Capital city of Honolulu at the Kapiolani Medical centre on August 4th in the year 1941. His parents are Barack Obama Sr., from Kenya and Ann Dunham from Kansas. They met while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Barack Obama II became the 44th President of the United States in the year 2008, four years after being elected as the US senator from Illinois and is the most prominent figure from Hawaii recognized and respected, by everyone in the world.

Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
Assumed office 
January 20, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Born August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04) (age 48)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Citizenship U.S.A.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992–present)
Children Malia
Residence White House (Official)
Chicago, Illinois (Private)
Alma mater Occidental College
Columbia University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Community organizer
Constitutional law professor
Religion Christianity

Nicole Mary Kidman

This beautiful Academy award winning actress and excellent singer was born at Honolulu on June 20th, 1967 to Australian parents. As her parents were from Australia, she has a double citizenship of both America and Australia. This actress received her breakthrough role in the movie thriller, 'Dead Calm' in the year 1989 after making appearances in a number of films and television programs. Within a few years she became a well known actress and during the year 2006, she became the highest paid motion picture industry actress. This famous personality is also the Goodwill Ambassador of the foundations like UNIFEM and the UNICEF.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman Born Nicole Mary Kidman
20 June 1967 (1967-06-20) (age 43)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nicole Mary Kidman Occupation Actress, singer, model
Nicole Mary Kidman Years Active 1983–present
Nicole Mary Kidman Spouse(s) Tom Cruise (1990–2001)
Keith Urban (2006–present)

Bette Davis Midler

Bette D Midler, the American actress, singer and comedian was born at Hawaii on 1st of December 1945. This great entertainer is known as the Divine Miss M to her fans. She has won a number of awards for her great works which includes the four Grammy Awards, Four Golden Globes, a Tony Award and three Emmy awards; she has also been nominated for the Academy Awards twice. Show Girl Must Go On was one of her five night live concert shows which she performed at the Caesar Palace with Cher and Elton John.

Bette Midler
Bette Davis Midler Also Known As The Divine Miss M
Bette Davis Midler Born December 1, 1945 (1945-12-01) (age 64)
Bette Davis Midler Origin Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Territory
Bette Davis Midler Genres Vocal, pop, adult contemporary, comedy
Bette Davis Midler Occupations Singer, actress, comedienne
Bette Davis Midler Years Active 1965–present
Bette Davis Midler Labels Atlantic (1972–1997)
Warner Bros. (1998–2001)
Columbia (2003–present)
Bette Davis Midler Associated Acts Barry Manilow

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku

Duke Hulikohola Kahanamoku was born at Waikiki, Hawaii onAugust 24, 1890 and is the first Olympic medalist in Swimming. He is also regarded as the ambassador of the modern sport of surfing as he had done a lot to popularize this sport of Hawaii. The name 'Duke' was not a title but was inherited from his father Hapalu Kahanamoku who was christened 'Duke' in honor of the Duke of Edinburg, Prince Alfred, who was at Hawaii when Hulikohola’s father, H Kahanamoku was born. This Olympic medalist also died at Honolulu and has his cenotaph at  Oahu Cemetery at Honolulu.

Akebono Taro

Akebono Taro, a sumo wrestler was born at Waimanalo, Hawaii on May 8, 1969, as Chad Haaheo Rowan. The name Akebono, which he adopted as a wrestler, means 'dawn' in the Japanese language. He reached the highest rank of sumo, Yokozuna , in January 27, 1993 when he was just about 24 years old and also became the first foreign born wrestler to reach this rank. He won the Emperor's cup eleven times during his thirteen years of sumo wrestling carrier and that too, with a record of 566 -198 in the top division.


Akebono Taro Information
Akebono Taro Birth Name Chad Rowan
Akebono Taro Date of Birth May 8, 1969 (1969-05-08) (age 41)
Akebono Taro Place of Birth Waimānalo, Hawai'i
Akebono Taro Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Akebono Taro Weight 225 kg (500 lb; 35.4 st)
Akebono Taro Career
Akebono Taro Heya Azumazeki
Akebono Taro Record 654-232-181
Akebono Taro Debut March, 1988
Akebono Taro Highest Rank Yokozuna (January 1993)
Akebono Taro Retired January, 2001
Akebono Taro Yūshō 11 (Makuuchi)
Akebono Taro Sanshō Outstanding Performance (4)
Fighting Spirit (2)
Akebono Taro Kinboshi 4 (Asahifuji (2), Onokuni,

Bob Shane

Bob Shane, the American singer and guitarist and the only surviving founding member of The Kingston Trio was born as Robert Castle Schoen in the year 1934 at Hilo, Hawaii. He was a seminal figure in the revival of popular art form of the US like the folk and other acoustic music during the late 1950s up to the first few years in 1960s.


Bob Shane Background Information
Bob Shane Birth Name Robert Castle Schoen
Bob Shane Born February 1, 1934 (1934-02-01) (age 76)
Hilo, Hawaii
Bob Shane Genres Folk, pop
Bob Shane Occupations Singer,
Bob Shane Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Bob Shane Years active 1957 - 2004

Daniel K Inouye

D K Inouye born at Honolulu, Hawaii in 1924, became the very first member of the United States Congress from Hawaii and was also the first Japanese American who served the either House of Representatives and the Senate of US Parliament. They are not just all the Beautiful land of Hawaii has given to the world. It has also seen the birth and growth of a number of other prominent figures like Benny Agbayani, the professional baseball player, Christine Kieko Agena, the Japanese American actress, Tia Carrere, a singer and actress, Ellison shoji Onizuka, who had flown to the space with space shuttle discovery STS 51 C and the Challenger, Brian Adams, the professional wrestler, and a lot of other people who made their names in different fields of arts, science, politics, sports and entertainment.