April 12, 2011

Did You Know? - Hawaii's Celebreties

Hawaii is not all about beaches, luaus and beaches. It has given the world many famous people:

Alexander Cartwright: Known as the father of American baseball, Alexander Cartwright was born on April 17, 1820. He was officially credited with the invention of baseball. He established the Knickerbockers Baseball Club in 1842 and came up with the idea of a diamond shaped field for the game. He moved to California in 1849 and he taught baseball to all the towns on his way. Though he later became a successful businessman, he is still remembered as the inventor of baseball.

David Copperfield: David Copperfield was born on September 16, 1956. From the young age of 12, he started practicing magic and was the youngest magician in the The Society of American Magicians. His feats include walking through the Great Wall of China and making the Statue of Liberty disappear. He is the first magician who has received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame

Herman Frazier: Born on October 29, 1954, Herman Frazier went on to become one of the most famous athletes of his times. He started taking part in athletics during his school days in Germantown High School in Philadelphia. Though he started as a multiple sport athlete, it was the 4x400 m relay that earned him a gold medal in the Olympics in 1976. In one of the magazines called The Black Enterprise, he was named as one of the 50 most powerful African American sports persons.

This is not the end of the list of famous people from Hawaii. There are many others who were born in Hawaii and have gone on to become famous in their lives.

35 comments:

  1. David Copperfield? really? didn't know that

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  2. david copperfield? really i didnt know that

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  3. Did Alexander Cartwright invent basketball as well? Because that's my second favourite sport, after the LFL.

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  4. Wow, i didn't know that Frazier was born on Hawaii.

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  5. Plus when you add in all the celebrities from Hawaii, it becomes a really big list. Thats not even mentioning surfing.

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  6. I guess we don't give Hawaii quite enough credit.

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  7. Aside from Obama, I didnt know there were any famous people from Hawaii

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  8. Dang, I didn't even know. The fact that baseball started in Hawaii changes everything. And makes me wonder why they don't have a MLB team.

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  9. I didn't know that. David Copperfield is a pretty cool guy, thats why he was born in Hawaii i guess

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  10. Barack Obama is not on this list? Oh wait, he was born in Kenya (oh snap!)

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  11. very, very interesting~

    Off topic, but I really love this blog, simple, pleasing, full of goodies...

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  12. David Copperfield born on Hawaii? Who would have guessed?

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  13. Didn't know about D. Copperfield being Hawaiian either... interesting

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  15. Had no idea about Copperfield.

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  16. Interesting info

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  17. wow, the fact that Copperfield was born in Hawai'i really surprised me.

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  18. Damn, didnt know about Copperfield

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  19. Wait! David Copperfield is 55 years old?

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  20. only recognize Copperfield. no idea who the others are....still nice to know Hawaii has famous people beyond stitch

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  21. i would have never guessed Copperfield was from Hawaii

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  22. Didn't know any of that! Well, now I do, thanks!

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  23. Copperfield? very surprising.

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  24. So the inventor of baseball was born there before it was even a State? Nice trivia question one day...

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  25. I'm sure plenty of celebrities end up living in hawaii after their fame and fortune lol.

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  26. i have seen David Copperfield in Las Vegas Nevada he is fantastic.

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  27. had no idea copperfield was born in hawaii! Cool stuff

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  28. Great post, just perfect party convo, and making Hawaii even cooler, as if that was possible

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  29. I hadn't got a clue about David Copperfield being born in Hawaii!

    Hawaii has a really interesting histroy

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