Have you ever been to Hollywood? There are stars in the pavement, commemorating the stars from films of years gone by. I think the star committee eventually expanded the criteria to include TV and music stars.
If you visit the Fort Worth Stockyards, you can see stars commemorating famous cowboys. I loved this one: Erastus Deaf Smith". I think it's safe to say he was famous many years ago. If he were alive today, it would be completely politically incorrect to recognize the fact that he was hearing-challenged, especially as part of his name!
And happy new year to you.