WDIV compiles a list of luminaries who have received a symbolic key to the city of Detroit, including the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1980.
Mayor Coleman A. Young gave him the key for his $200,000 in donations to the Sacred Heart Chaldean Church in Detroit, writes Ken Haddad of WDIV. He later fell into disfavor with the U.S., to put it mildly.
► Stevie Wonder (1974)
► Jerome Bettis: Detroit native and Pittsburgh Steelers player (2006)
► Steve Yzerman: Hockey star and Red Wings general manager (2007)
► Elmo: Sesame Street muppet (2008)