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Walter A. Haas
-- b.5/11/1889 d.12/7/1979 (90)BusinesspersonMisc: 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 OwnerMisc: Levi Strauss heir who owned the Oakland Athletics for 15 years, including three pennant-winning seasons; ex-head of Levi-Strauss companySports Teams: Oakland Athletics (owner)
-- b.4/12/1840 d.9/5/1910 (70)Publisher, Philanthropist, Musicologist, GermanMisc: music publisher, church music school founder
Clara McBride Hale
-- b.4/1/1905 d.12/18/1992 (87)Nurse, PhilanthropistNames/Places: NN:Mother HaleMisc: founded the Hale House in Harlem
-- b.2/26/1913 d.12/13/1979 (66)Businessperson, TV/Movie ActorNames/Places: RN:Charles Hall Locher; 2x Racquel Torres' hubbyTV Shows: Ramar of the Jungle (as Dr. Tom Reynolds aka Ramar)
Joyce Clyde Hall
-- b.12/29/1891 d.10/29/1982 (90)BusinesspersonMisc: Hallmark Cards founder
-- b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, CanadianNames/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte HalparinTV Shows: Who Am I?, Let's Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)
-- b.5/27/1930 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (87)Businessperson, EntrepreneurMisc: founder of Discount Tire
-- b.5/21/1898 N.S. d.12/10/1990 N.S. (92)Art Collector, Doctor, Financier, ManufacturerMisc: 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)MerchantMisc: 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 ProducerMisc: 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.
-- 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, MerchantNames/Places: b. in Braintree, MAMisc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers
-- b.5/8/1786 d.3/26/1865 (78)Inventor, Merchant, EnglishMisc: rubber patents, founded a British rubber industry
-- b.10/16/1845 d.6/9/1925 (79)Manufacturer
-- b.9/24/1837 N.S. d.2/15/1904 N.S. (66)Businessperson
-- b.7/14/1910 d.3/22/2001 (90)Animator, Founder, ProducerNames/Places: b. in Melrose, NMMisc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with Joseph Barbera
Edward S. Harkness
-- b.1/22/1874 d.1/29/1940 (66)Businessperson, PhilanthropistMisc: Capitalist
Rebekah West Harkness
-- b.4/17/1915 d.6/17/1982 (67)Sculptor, Philanthropist, ComposerMisc: dance patron
-- b.1/2/1925 d.7/3/2008 (83)EntrepreneurMisc: The Franchiser of Bozo the Clown
-- b.4/10/1723 d.4/28/1781 (58)Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant, Farmer
-- b.9/2/1911 d.6/30/1978 (66)BusinesspersonMisc: founded Harrah's Casino nightclub
Edward H. Harriman
-- b.2/25/1848 d.9/9/1909 (61)Businessperson, FinancierMisc: founded Union Pacific railroad
-- b.2/25/1943 d.11/29/2001 (58)Executive, Stage Actor, Movie Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Organist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, EnglishNames/Places: b. in LiverpoolGroup Names: of The Quarrymen, Moondogs, Silver Beatles, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys' Lucky/Spike, soloistSong 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 FabAlbum 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
-- b.11/7/1864 d.9/23/1957 (92)Merchant
George Huntington Hartford
-- b.9/5/1833 d.8/29/1917 (83)BusinesspersonMisc: founded A&P Grocery chain
-- b.4/18/1911 d.5/19/2008 (97)Financier, PhilanthropistNames/Places: b. in New York City; FN:George IIMisc: Art Patron; A & P heir
-- b.2/10/1872 d.9/20/1951 (79)Businessperson
-- b.1/16/1917 d.10/19/1990 (73)Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: built Unocal into an energy giant
-- b.10/8/1960 N.S.Philanthropist, Internet Company EntrepreneurMisc: Netflix CEOTV Shows: House of Cards (produced by Netflix)
-- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)Lawyer, Businessperson, Soccer Player, BrazilianMisc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.
-- b.12/9/1929Prime Minister, Labor Leader, AustralianMisc: Prime Minister 1983-91
Frederick J. Haynes
-- b.2/28/1871 d.??/??/1940BusinesspersonMisc: a head of Dodge
Randolph A. Hearst
-- b.12/2/1915 d.12/18/2000 (85)ExecutiveNames/Places: William Randolph Hearst's sonMisc: of newspapers
Christie Ann Hefner
-- b.11/8/1952Publisher, ExecutiveNames/Places: b. in Chicago; Hugh's daughterMisc: Playboy CEO
-- b.4/9/1926 d.9/27/2017 N.S. (91)Publisher, Editor, Businessperson, EntrepreneurNames/Places: b. in Chicago; MN:MarstonMisc: Founded The Playboy magazine empire
-- b.11/4/1923 d.1/3/2002 (78)ExecutiveMisc: Brewery king (Heineken's, aka Heiny)
Henry John Heinz
-- b.10/11/1844 d.5/14/1919 (74)BusinesspersonMisc: H.J. Heinz Co. founder, 57 varieties slogan inventor
-- b.3/4/1909 d.1/4/1997 (87)BusinesspersonMisc: built the Empire State Building
-- b.12/11/1908 d.2/14/1985 (76)Labor LeaderMisc: American labour union official who was president of the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) from 1946 to 1968.
-- b.9/13/1863 d.10/20/1935 (72)Author, Labor Leader, BritishMisc: socialist, disarmament worker
-- b.4/20/1735 d.1/30/1785 (49)Pioneer, Jurist, Colonist, MerchantMisc: attempted to create a colony called Transylvania
-- b.9/14/1963 N.S.Author, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Investor, Personality, Dancer, YugoslavMisc: AP says b. on Sep 17.TV Shows: Shark Tank
Milton S. Hershey
-- b.9/13/1857 d.10/13/1945 (88)Businessperson, ManufacturerMisc: Hershey's Chocolate Co. founder
-- b.4/10/1879 d.10/8/1961 (82)BusinesspersonMisc: Yellowcab Co.; Hertz Drive-ur-self corp.
-- b.1/23/1730 d.11/10/1779 (49)Revolutionary, MerchantMisc: Shipowner; Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.7/31/1822 d.1/18/1903 (80)IndustrialistMisc: 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, CanadianMisc: Great Northern Railway magnate
-- b.12/26/1954Author, Explorer, Philanthropist, New ZealandMisc: Reached the North Pole with his father Neil Armstrong in 1986
-- b.5/12/1943 d.5/21/1995 (52)BusinesspersonMisc: the multimillionaire co-founder of DHL Worldwide Express
Conrad N. Hilton
-- b.12/25/1887 d.1/3/1979 (91)BusinesspersonMisc: founder of Hilton Hotel Corp international hotel chain
-- b.7/6/1926 d.3/31/1969 (42)Businessperson, SocialiteNames/Places: RFMN:Conrad Nicholson
-- b.11/11/1935Founder, Zillionaire, College Football CoachMisc: Youth Services International
-- b.3/26/1880 d.3/15/1959 (78)Author, ManufacturerMisc: Food expert; bakery products
Charles E. Hires
-- b.8/19/1851 d.7/31/1937 (85)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: root beer; Hires co.
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn
-- b.8/11/1899 d.8/31/1981 (82)Art Collector, Financier, PhilanthropistMisc: Speculator
-- b.6/28/1795 d.4/3/1852 (56)ManufacturerMisc: furniture
George Hoag II
-- b.??/??/1917 d.3/9/1995 (77)PhilanthropistNames/Places: J.C. Penney's son
Jimmy Hoffa Jr.
-- b.5/19/1941Labor LeaderNames/Places: Jimmy's sonMisc: Teamster Union leader
Jimmy R. Hoffa
-- b.2/14/1913 d.7/30/1975 (62)Leader, BrazilianNames/Places: RFN:James RiddleMisc: Teamsters Union prez; body never found
-- b.4/26/1891 d.10/8/1974 (83)Businessperson
-- b.4/10/1912 d.11/22/1982 (70)Engineer, Businessperson, Sports FigureMisc: builder of the Houston Astrodome in 1965
-- b.7/10/1882 d.8/19/1975 (93)Art Collector, Scientist, PhilanthropistMisc: founded the Houston Symphony
-- b.10/10/1922Art Collector, Interior Designer, Art Patron, PhilanthropistMisc: Museum founder
-- b.9/22/1800 N.S. d.12/26/1883 N.S. (83)Merchant, Philanthropist, English
-- b.11/17/1906 d.8/5/1991 (84)Engineer, Executive, Industrialist, Manufacturer, JapaneseMisc: the founder of Honda Motor Company, Ltd
-- b.12/29/1874 d.9/13/1964 (89)Inventor, Businessperson
Herbert W. Hoover
-- b.4/23/1918 d.5/19/1997 (79)BusinesspersonMisc: NOT related to the president; son of the founding father of his vaccuum cleaner company.
-- b.5/19/1795 d.12/24/1873 (78)Financier, PhilanthropistMisc: U.S. millionaire merchant and investor who in his will left large endowments to found Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
-- b.3/7/1707 d.7/13/1785 (78)Judge/Jurist, Governor, Merchant, EducatorMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.10/26/1946Businessperson, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Rhythm Guitarist, EnglishGroup Names: Herman's Hermits
-- b.2/23/1846 d.9/25/1936 (90)Industrialist, Manufacturer, BritishMisc: Malted Milk & company founder
-- b.12/4/1860 d.6/5/1946 (85)Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: 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, SwimmerMisc: set several world records in the sport of swimming while at Princeton University.
-- b.1/15/1931 d.12/10/2009 (78)Correspondent, ExecutiveMisc: New York Metropolitian Museum of Art director 1967-77TV Shows: 20/20
-- b.12/2/1897 d.11/27/1989 (91)Businessperson, Executive
-- b.10/6/1813 N.S. d.3/5/1904 N.S. (90)ManufacturerMisc: Pioneer American watch manufacturer.
-- b.4/17/1879 d.1/3/1951 (71)BusinesspersonMisc: co-founder Bell & Howell Co.
-- b.10/10/1937 N.S.Businessperson, Restaurateur, TV Producer, AustrianNames/Places: Susan Lucci's hubbyTV Shows: Dancing with the Stars (producer)
-- b.4/15/1856 d.3/12/1928 (71)Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: founded Everready Flashlight Co.
-- b.10/17/1846 d.7/5/1912 (65)Manufacturer
-- b.10/29/1959 N.S.Entrepreneur, TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actress, TV Hostess, Dancer, Ballerina, EnglishMisc: some say b. 10-20-50 but is wrong, ET and AP say b. 1959, UPI and Wikipedia says b. 1960TV 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 ProducerNames/Places: b. in Houston, TX; d. in HoustonMisc: Pilot Of The Spruce Goose, reclusive billionaire, moviemaker, plane builder
-- b.12/29/1937 N.S. d.3/22/2018 N.S. (80)Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Sports OwnerMisc: 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, ZillionaireNames/Places: RFN:HaroldsonMisc: oil magnate
-- b.8/2/1932 d.12/13/2006 (74)Executive, Founder, Sports Figure, Soccer PlayerMisc: 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)BusinesspersonMisc: co-builder of the Transcontinental Railroad
Henry E. Huntington
-- b.2/27/1850 d.5/23/1927 (77)PhilanthropistMisc: railroad builder