Edward Ryan "Eddie" Aikau ( May 4, 1946 – March 17, 1978) was a well-known Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer. As the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu, he saved many lives and became well known as a big-wave surfer in his own right. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eddie Aikau"
Ellison Shoji Onizuka ( June 24, 1946 - January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut from Kealakekua, Kona, Hawai'i who died during the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, where he was serving as mission specialist on mission STS-51-L. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ellison Onizuka"
General Eric Ken Shinseki (born November 28, 1942) served as the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army ( 1999 - 2003). During his tenure, he initiated an innovative, but controversial plan to make the Army lighter and faster by creating Stryker Brigade Combat Teams. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eric Shinseki"
Erin Gray (born January 7, 1950) is an American actress. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...more on Wikipedia about "Erin Gray"
Father Damien, formally Joseph de Veuster, ss.cc. and Blessed Damien of Molokai ( January 3, 1840 - April 15, 1889), was a Flemish Catholic missionary of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary who is revered primarily by Hawaii residents and Christians for having dedicated his life in service to the lepers of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii. In Catholicism, Father Damien is the spiritual patron of people with leprosy, outcasts, and those with HIV/ AIDS, and of the State of Hawaii. Father Damien Day is recognized each year in Hawaii on April 15. His Feast Day in the Catholic Church is May 10. Having been beatified in 1995, Father Damien is awaiting formal approval for sainthood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Father Damien"
Francis Xavier DiLorenzo (born April 15, 1942) is a priest of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu in Hawaii. He is currently the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Richmond in Virginia. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, DiLorenzo was ordained to the priesthood in his hometown on May 18, 1968 at the age of 26. On January 26, 1988, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was consecrated to the episcopate on March 8 of that year as titular bishop of Tigia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Francis X. DiLorenzo"
Fred Hemmings (b. January 9, 1946) is an American surfer, politician, and author. As 1968 World Surfing Champion, Hemmings is considered one of the most successful surfers of all time. After a career of professional surfing in the 1960s and 1970s, Hemmings won a republican seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. He has served in both the Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fred Hemmings" Pure www.shortopedia.com. Pure Information Power.
Gavan Daws is an award-winning author, Hawaiiana heritage researcher and mentor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gavan Daws"
George DeCosta is a Roman Catholic priest of the Honolulu diocese, retired in 2003 by conservative Catholic Bishop Francis DiLorenzo. Father DeCosta, now pastor emeritus of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, is perhaps best known for his establishment of the annual Big Island Liturgy and Arts Conference (BILAC) that has attracted world-renowned musicians, artists, liturgists and clergy to share music, art, and their experiences with others. Father DeCosta is well known for his dedication to the poor and marginalized as well as unchurched persons. ...more on Wikipedia about "George DeCosta"
Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi ( October 17, 1937- May 3, 2004) also known as Zulu and Zoulou, was an American actor, musician and stand-up comedian most famous for his burly character Kono Kalakaua on the CBS television network series Hawaii Five-O for the first four years of the series. A native Hawaiian, Kauhi was an accomplished surfer and was known in Hawaii by the honorific of a Waikiki Beach Boy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gilbert Lani Kauhi"
Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon (鍾雲(?), Honolulu, Hawaii, July 10, 1910 - July 24 1979) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who served during World War II. His father, William Chung-Hoon Jr., a County Treasurer and his mother Agnes Punana, a Hawaiian, was a member of the Kaahumanu Society. His grandfather was William Chung-Hoon Sr.. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon"
H. William Burgess is an attorney who lives in Hawai‘i. He and his wife Sandra Puanani Burgess are opponents of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement and of government programs that benefit Native Hawaiians preferentially. Burgess was instrumental in bringing two controversial lawsuits seeking to have such programs declared unconstitutional. ...more on Wikipedia about "H. William Burgess"
Toshiyuki "Harold" Sakata ( July 1, 1920- July 29, 1982) was a film actor most famous for his role as the villain " Oddjob" in the James Bond film Goldfinger. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harold Sakata"
Henry G. Ginaca ( 1876 - 1918) was an American engineer who invented, at the direction of Hawaiian pineapple magnate James Dole in 1911, a machine that could peel and core pineapples in an automated fashion. Called the Ginaca machine, the invention exponentially increased pineapple production and revolutionized the fruit canning industry. He died in the Spanish flu epidemic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry G. Ginaca"
Clarissa "Clara" Haili (stage name Hilo Hattie) ( October 28, 1901– December 12, 1979) was a Hawaiian singer, actor and comedian. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hilo Hattie"
Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, ( 19 November 1875– 6 June 1956) was an American explorer and politician. A teacher at Yale, he rediscovered the Inca settlement of Machu Picchu in 1911. Later, Bingham served as Governor of Connecticut and a member of the United States Senate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hiram Bingham III"
Itula Mili (born April 20, 1973) is a National Football League tight end for the Seattle Seahawks; Mili played college football for Brigham Young University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Itula Mili"
James Shigeta (born June 17 1933) is an American film and television actor. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Shigeta"
Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3 1986) is a Filipino American singer and entertainer who was the third place finalist on the third season of American Idol, a talent-based reality program broadcast on the Fox Network. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jasmine Trias"
Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, who last coached the Ottawa Renegades from 2001-2005. (He was named head coach on December 18, 2001 and fired on November 7, 2005) ...more on Wikipedia about "Joe Paopao"
John Adams Kuakini was the second Governor of Hawai'i. He built Hulihe'e palace as a home for his family out of native lava, coral lime mortar, koa and 'ohi'a timbers. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Adams Kuakini"
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Kam Fong Chun ( May 1918, – October 18, 2002) was born Kam Tong Chun in the Kalihi neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He was an American actor whose claim to fame was his 1968 to 1978 star performance as Chin Ho Kelly, a police detective on the CBS television network series Hawaii Five-O. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kam Fong Chun"
Karen Christina Shelton (born November 14, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former field hockey player from the United States, who was a member of the national team that won the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Karen Shelton"
Keiko Agena (born October 3, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) is a Japanese-American actress. ...more on Wikipedia about "Keiko Agena"
Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968) is an American actress. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kelly Hu"
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