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Walter A. Haas -- b.5/11/1889 d.12/7/1979 (90)
Misc: executive credited with saving the foundering Levi Strauss & Co., the major manufacturer of "blue jean" denim pants.

Walter Haas Jr. -- b.1/24/1916 d.9/20/1995 (79)
Businessperson, Executive, MLB Owner
Misc: Levi Strauss heir who owned the Oakland Athletics for 15 years, including three pennant-winning seasons; ex-head of Levi-Strauss company
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (owner)

Franz Haberl -- b.4/12/1840 d.9/5/1910 (70)
Publisher, Philanthropist, Musicologist, German
Misc: music publisher, church music school founder

Clara McBride Hale -- b.4/1/1905 d.12/18/1992 (87)
Nurse, Philanthropist
Names/Places: NN:Mother Hale
Misc: founded the Hale House in Harlem

Jon Hall -- b.2/26/1913 d.12/13/1979 (66)
Businessperson, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Charles Hall Locher; 2x Racquel Torres' hubby
TV Shows: Ramar of the Jungle (as Dr. Tom Reynolds aka Ramar)

Joyce Clyde Hall -- b.12/29/1891 d.10/29/1982 (90)
Misc: Hallmark Cards founder

Monty Hall -- b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)
Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte Halparin
TV Shows: Who Am I?, Let's Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)

Bruce Halle -- b.5/27/1930 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (87)
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Misc: founder of Discount Tire

Armand Hammer -- b.5/21/1898 N.S. d.12/10/1990 N.S. (92)
Art Collector, Doctor, Financier, Manufacturer
Misc: Occidental Petroleum chairman; owned a seat on Arm & Hammer board; his name was a pun on the company (he's not M.C.'s dad!)

George H. Hammond -- b.5/5/1838 d.12/29/1886 (48)
Misc: the first person to ship beef in refrigerated railroad cars

John Henry Hammond -- b.12/15/1910 d.7/10/1987 (76)
Executive, Music Figure, Music Producer
Misc: Columbia Records V.P.; He started out working with the likes of Billie Holliday, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, and managed to ink some of Rock-and-Roll's most successful acts such as Pete Seger, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen; Stevie Ray Vaughn, and others; some say b. Dec 10.

John Hancock -- b.1/12/1736 J-LD or 1/23/1737 N.S. or 1/12/1737 Ju-1 d.10/8/1793 N.S. (56)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA
Misc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers

Thomas Hancock -- b.5/8/1786 d.3/26/1865 (78)
Inventor, Merchant, English
Misc: rubber patents, founded a British rubber industry

Pleasant Hanes -- b.10/16/1845 d.6/9/1925 (79)

Mark Hanna -- b.9/24/1837 N.S. d.2/15/1904 N.S. (66)

William Hanna -- b.7/14/1910 d.3/22/2001 (90)
Animator, Founder, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Melrose, NM
Misc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with Joseph Barbera

Edward S. Harkness -- b.1/22/1874 d.1/29/1940 (66)
Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: Capitalist

Rebekah West Harkness -- b.4/17/1915 d.6/17/1982 (67)
Sculptor, Philanthropist, Composer
Misc: dance patron

Larry Harmon -- b.1/2/1925 d.7/3/2008 (83)
Misc: The Franchiser of Bozo the Clown

Cornelius Harnett -- b.4/10/1723 d.4/28/1781 (58)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant, Farmer

Bill Harrah -- b.9/2/1911 d.6/30/1978 (66)
Misc: founded Harrah's Casino nightclub

Edward H. Harriman -- b.2/25/1848 d.9/9/1909 (61)
Businessperson, Financier
Misc: founded Union Pacific railroad

George Harrison -- b.2/25/1943 d.11/29/2001 (58)
Executive, Stage Actor, Movie Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Organist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool
Group Names: of The Quarrymen, Moondogs, Silver Beatles, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys' Lucky/Spike, soloist
Song Titles: Love Me Do, From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, I Feel Fine, Eight Days a Week, Ticket To Ride, Rock and Roll Music, Help!, Yesterday, We Can Work It Out, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Hello Goodbye, Lady Madonna, I Am The Walrus, Hey Jude, Oh-La Di Ob-La Da, Get Back, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, Something, Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road (previous titles with The Beatles), My Sweet Lord, What is Life, Give Me Love, Crackerbox Palace, Blow Away, All Those Years Ago, Got My Mind Set on You, When We Was Fab
Album Titles: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Introducing...The Beatles, Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night, Something New, Beatles '65, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, Let It Be (previous titles with The Beatles), All Things Must Pass, Living in the Material World, Dark Horse, Extra Texture (Read All About It), Thirty Three and 1/3, George Harrison, Somewhere in England, Cloud Nine, Brainwashed

George Hartford -- b.11/7/1864 d.9/23/1957 (92)

George Huntington Hartford -- b.9/5/1833 d.8/29/1917 (83)
Misc: founded A&P Grocery chain

Huntington Hartford -- b.4/18/1911 d.5/19/2008 (97)
Financier, Philanthropist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; FN:George II
Misc: Art Patron; A & P heir

John Hartford -- b.2/10/1872 d.9/20/1951 (79)

Fred Hartley -- b.1/16/1917 d.10/19/1990 (73)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: built Unocal into an energy giant

Reed Hastings -- b.10/8/1960 N.S.
Philanthropist, Internet Company Entrepreneur
Misc: Netflix CEO
TV Shows: House of Cards (produced by Netflix)

João Havelange -- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)
Lawyer, Businessperson, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Misc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.

Robert Hawke -- b.12/9/1929
Prime Minister, Labor Leader, Australian
Misc: Prime Minister 1983-91

Frederick J. Haynes -- b.2/28/1871 d.??/??/1940
Misc: a head of Dodge

Randolph A. Hearst -- b.12/2/1915 d.12/18/2000 (85)
Names/Places: William Randolph Hearst's son
Misc: of newspapers

Christie Ann Hefner -- b.11/8/1952
Publisher, Executive
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Hugh's daughter
Misc: Playboy CEO

Hugh Hefner -- b.4/9/1926 d.9/27/2017 N.S. (91)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; MN:Marston
Misc: Founded The Playboy magazine empire

Alfred Heineken -- b.11/4/1923 d.1/3/2002 (78)
Misc: Brewery king (Heineken's, aka Heiny)

Henry John Heinz -- b.10/11/1844 d.5/14/1919 (74)
Misc: H.J. Heinz Co. founder, 57 varieties slogan inventor

Harry Helmsley -- b.3/4/1909 d.1/4/1997 (87)
Misc: built the Empire State Building

Ralph Helstein -- b.12/11/1908 d.2/14/1985 (76)
Labor Leader
Misc: American labour union official who was president of the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) from 1946 to 1968.

Arthur Henderson -- b.9/13/1863 d.10/20/1935 (72)
Author, Labor Leader, British
Misc: socialist, disarmament worker

Richard Henderson -- b.4/20/1735 d.1/30/1785 (49)
Pioneer, Jurist, Colonist, Merchant
Misc: attempted to create a colony called Transylvania

Robert Herjavec -- b.9/14/1963 N.S.
Author, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Investor, Personality, Dancer, Yugoslav
Misc: AP says b. on Sep 17.
TV Shows: Shark Tank

Milton S. Hershey -- b.9/13/1857 d.10/13/1945 (88)
Businessperson, Manufacturer
Misc: Hershey's Chocolate Co. founder

John Hertz -- b.4/10/1879 d.10/8/1961 (82)
Misc: Yellowcab Co.; Hertz Drive-ur-self corp.

Joseph Hewes -- b.1/23/1730 d.11/10/1779 (49)
Revolutionary, Merchant
Misc: Shipowner; Declaration of Independence signer

Abram Hewitt -- b.7/31/1822 d.1/18/1903 (80)
Misc: made the first steel in the USA; New York City mayor

James Jerome Hill -- b.9/16/1838 d.5/29/1916 (77)
Businessperson, Financier, Canadian
Misc: Great Northern Railway magnate

Peter Hillary -- b.12/26/1954
Author, Explorer, Philanthropist, New Zealand
Misc: Reached the North Pole with his father Neil Armstrong in 1986

Larry Hillblom -- b.5/12/1943 d.5/21/1995 (52)
Misc: the multimillionaire co-founder of DHL Worldwide Express

Conrad N. Hilton -- b.12/25/1887 d.1/3/1979 (91)
Misc: founder of Hilton Hotel Corp international hotel chain

Nicky Hilton -- b.7/6/1926 d.3/31/1969 (42)
Businessperson, Socialite
Names/Places: RFMN:Conrad Nicholson

Jim Hindman -- b.11/11/1935
Founder, Zillionaire, College Football Coach
Misc: Youth Services International

Duncan Hines -- b.3/26/1880 d.3/15/1959 (78)
Author, Manufacturer
Misc: Food expert; bakery products

Charles E. Hires -- b.8/19/1851 d.7/31/1937 (85)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: root beer; Hires co.

Joseph Herman Hirshhorn -- b.8/11/1899 d.8/31/1981 (82)
Art Collector, Financier, Philanthropist
Misc: Speculator

Lambert Hitchcock -- b.6/28/1795 d.4/3/1852 (56)
Misc: furniture

George Hoag II -- b.??/??/1917 d.3/9/1995 (77)
Names/Places: J.C. Penney's son

Jimmy Hoffa Jr. -- b.5/19/1941
Labor Leader
Names/Places: Jimmy's son
Misc: Teamster Union leader

Jimmy R. Hoffa -- b.2/14/1913 d.7/30/1975 (62)
Leader, Brazilian
Names/Places: RFN:James Riddle
Misc: Teamsters Union prez; body never found

Paul Hoffman -- b.4/26/1891 d.10/8/1974 (83)

Roy Hofheinz -- b.4/10/1912 d.11/22/1982 (70)
Engineer, Businessperson, Sports Figure
Misc: builder of the Houston Astrodome in 1965

Ima Hogg -- b.7/10/1882 d.8/19/1975 (93)
Art Collector, Scientist, Philanthropist
Misc: founded the Houston Symphony

Wilhelmina Holladay -- b.10/10/1922
Art Collector, Interior Designer, Art Patron, Philanthropist
Misc: Museum founder

Thomas Holloway -- b.9/22/1800 N.S. d.12/26/1883 N.S. (83)
Merchant, Philanthropist, English

Soichiro Honda -- b.11/17/1906 d.8/5/1991 (84)
Engineer, Executive, Industrialist, Manufacturer, Japanese
Misc: the founder of Honda Motor Company, Ltd

Mark Honeywell -- b.12/29/1874 d.9/13/1964 (89)
Inventor, Businessperson

Herbert W. Hoover -- b.4/23/1918 d.5/19/1997 (79)
Misc: NOT related to the president; son of the founding father of his vaccuum cleaner company.

Johns Hopkins -- b.5/19/1795 d.12/24/1873 (78)
Financier, Philanthropist
Misc: U.S. millionaire merchant and investor who in his will left large endowments to found Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Stephen Hopkins -- b.3/7/1707 d.7/13/1785 (78)
Judge/Jurist, Governor, Merchant, Educator
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Keith Hopwood -- b.10/26/1946
Businessperson, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Rhythm Guitarist, English
Group Names: Herman's Hermits

William Horlick -- b.2/23/1846 d.9/25/1936 (90)
Industrialist, Manufacturer, British
Misc: Malted Milk & company founder

George Hormel -- b.12/4/1860 d.6/5/1946 (85)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: invented the first canned ham & chili; Hormel Meat Packing Co. founder

Richard R. Hough -- b.??/??/1917 N.S. d.7/9/1992 N.S.
Engineer, Executive, Swimmer
Misc: set several world records in the sport of swimming while at Princeton University.

Thomas Hoving -- b.1/15/1931 d.12/10/2009 (78)
Correspondent, Executive
Misc: New York Metropolitian Museum of Art director 1967-77
TV Shows: 20/20

Walter Hoving -- b.12/2/1897 d.11/27/1989 (91)
Businessperson, Executive

Edward Howard -- b.10/6/1813 N.S. d.3/5/1904 N.S. (90)
Misc: Pioneer American watch manufacturer.

Albert Howell -- b.4/17/1879 d.1/3/1951 (71)
Misc: co-founder Bell & Howell Co.

Helmut Huber -- b.10/10/1937 N.S.
Businessperson, Restaurateur, TV Producer, Austrian
Names/Places: Susan Lucci's hubby
TV Shows: Dancing with the Stars (producer)

Conrad Hubert -- b.4/15/1856 d.3/12/1928 (71)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: founded Everready Flashlight Co.

Joseph Hudson -- b.10/17/1846 d.7/5/1912 (65)

Finola Hughes -- b.10/29/1959 N.S.
Entrepreneur, TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actress, TV Hostess, Dancer, Ballerina, English
Misc: some say b. 10-20-50 but is wrong, ET and AP say b. 1959, UPI and Wikipedia says b. 1960
TV Shows: The Kenny Everett Television Show (various characters, thus earning her place in the Demented Datebook), General Hospital (as Anna Devane Lavery Scorpio), Jack's Place (as Chelsea Duffy), Blossom (as Carol Russo), Pacific Palisades (as Kate Russo), Sunset Beach (as Helena), All My Children (as Alexandra Devane and Anna Devane on loan from GH for three years), Charmed (as the late Patricia Halwell the ghost)
Movie Titles: Staying Alive (nominated in the Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Supporing Actress and Worst New Star in 1984)

Howard Robard Hughes -- b.12/24/1905 d.4/5/1976 (72)
Aviator, Industrialist, Zillionaire, Movie Producer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; d. in Houston
Misc: Pilot Of The Spruce Goose, reclusive billionaire, moviemaker, plane builder

Wayne Huizenga -- b.12/29/1937 N.S. d.3/22/2018 N.S. (80)
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Sports Owner
Misc: Baseball, hockey and football owner; chairman of Blockbuster Entertainment, the video/music store powerhouse; paid $95 million for 1993 expansion Florida Marlins of NL; $50 million for 1993-94 expansion Florida Panthers of NHL; and $138 million for remaining 85% of NFL Miami Dolphins in 1994; also owns Joe Robbie Stadium.

H. L. Hunt -- b.2/17/1889 d.11/29/1974 (85)
Industrialist, Zillionaire
Names/Places: RFN:Haroldson
Misc: oil magnate

Lamar Hunt -- b.8/2/1932 d.12/13/2006 (74)
Executive, Founder, Sports Figure, Soccer Player
Misc: AFL founder & 1st prez, KC Chiefs owner, came up with the term Super Bowl, co-founder of the NASL

Nelson Bunker Hunt -- b.2/22/1926 d.10/21/2014 N.S. (88)
Businessperson, Executive

Collis Porter Huntington -- b.10/22/1821 d.8/13/1900 (78)
Misc: co-builder of the Transcontinental Railroad

Henry E. Huntington -- b.2/27/1850 d.5/23/1927 (77)
Misc: railroad builder

Charles Hurwitz -- b.5/3/1940

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