Hanks, Springsteen among Obama's last Medal of Freedom recipients
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 (Reuters) - In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian honour in the United States.
In one of his final acts in office, President Obama awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom to 21 people — and the choices were (not surprisingly) celebrity-heavy. The medal is given annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the United States.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on July 9, 1956, and turns 63. He was born in Concord, California. The actor made his breakthrough in the 1988 film Big. He went on to win consecutive Best..