Famous People







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Barack Hussein Obama
(born August 4, 1961) is the President of the United States.


Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr., a Black Kenyan of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a White American from Wichita, Kansas. His parents met while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was a foreign student. Barack will most certainly be one of the most famous people from Hawaii.





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Nicole Mary Kidman, AC




(born 20 June 1967), is an Academy Award-winning actress. In 2006, she was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry. After making various appearances in film and television, Kidman received her breakthrough role in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm.




Kidman is also a UNIFEM and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and a singer.




Because she was born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the US.

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Bette Davis Midler

(born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedian, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M.




During her career, she has won four Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is currently performing a new concert show, The Showgirl Must Go On, live five nights a week as one of the current headliners at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (together with Cher and Elton John).








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Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku
(August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), is certainly one of the most famous people from Hawaii and generally regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing. He was also an Olympic champion in swimming.

The name "Duke" is not a title, but a given name. He was named after his father, Halapu Kahanamoku, who was christened "Duke" by Bernice Pauahi Bishop in honor of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who was visiting Hawaii at the time of the elder man's birth in 1869. The younger "Duke," as eldest son, inherited the name.


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Akebono Taro

(born May 8, 1969 as Chad Haaheo Rowan) is a retired sumo wrestler. Born in Waimānalo, Hawai'i, Akebono became the first foreign born wrestler ever to reach Yokozuna, the highest rank in sumo, on January 27, 1993. His name Akebono means “dawn” in Japanese.
During his 13 years of sumo wrestling, Akebono won the Emperor's Cup a total of 11 times, with a record of 566-198 in the top division. Akebono's rivalry with the brothers, Takanohana and Wakanohana, led to the popularity of sumo on TV in the late 1980s and the early 1990s.