Two of football's biggest names are in the Queen's Birthday Honours, along with figures from industry, the arts, showbiz and wider society.
Trevor Brooking is now in charge of developing soccer talent
Former England player Trevor Brooking receives a knighthood and Wales manager Mark Hughes gets an OBE.
Actor John Hurt (CBE), television poet Pam Ayres (MBE) and author Jilly Cooper (OBE) are also among those honoured.
There is an OBE for campaigner Colin Parry, who lost his 12-year-old son Tim in IRA bombs in Warrington in 1993.
Seven years later, he opened a Peace Centre in the town, which runs sport and education courses for youngsters to combat prejudice and avert confrontation.
Mr Parry said: "I'm accepting it on behalf of the whole family. It recognises their resilience and hard work, and that of everyone else who
works at the centre."
Mr Brooking, 55, already an MBE, is the Football Association's director of football development and is credited with playing a major part in encouraging young people in the game.
He spent his whole football career with West Ham before becoming a common face and voice on BBC Sport, where he worked for 20 years.
In the past, as chairman of Sport England, he criticised a lack of government investment in sport .
On hearing of his honour he said: "The first people I thought of was my mum and dad, who passed away in 1997-98, because whatever I've managed in my lifetime is down to them."
Mark Hughes, 40, who also already had an MBE, was a legendary striker at Manchester United before going into management with the Welsh national side.
His team scored some impressive wins in the qualifiers for Euro 2004, including against Italy, but were beaten by Russia in the play-off.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said that 48% of the names among the 918
in the list had been nominated by members of the public.
Willard White's voice is acclaimed
Among the recipients from wider society is Maureen Croom, who worked as a cleaner at 10 Downing Street for 11 years and gets an MBE.
Actress Patricia Routledge, who plays Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC's Keeping Up Appearances, receives a CBE after a distinguished acting career.
Broadcasters Richard Whiteley, of Channel 4's Countdown, and Angela Rippon, who became Britain's first female newsreader on national TV, also get CBEs.
The UK's longest serving television weatherman, Michael Fish, said he was "surprised and deeply honoured" to receive an MBE.
A statement from his family said: "He accepts (it) on
behalf of all his colleagues at the Met Office and BBC, without whom it wouldn't
have been possible."
Pam Ayres also gets at MBE, having become
a TV hit in the 1970s reading her poems in her unforgettable accent.
And Mike Smartt, who founded BBC News Interactive and was its editor-in-chief for eight years, gets an OBE.
John Hurt - awarded a CBE - is primarily a film and TV actor, who made his name in The Naked Civil Servant and famously played the title role in The Elephant Man.
Jilly Cooper, who received an OBE, has written many best-sellers including Riders, Rivals, Polo and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous. They offer a glimpse of the world of rich celebrities.
Patricia Routledge is well known as Hyacinth Bucket
There is a knighthood for Willard White, one of the world's great bass singers, who has graced some of the great opera houses of the world.
Gerald Kaufman MP, who was a minister in the Labour governments of the 1970s and a member of the shadow Cabinet after that, gets a knighthood.
Author Shirley Conran said she was "absolutely thrilled" to receive an OBE for services to equal opportunities.
The best-selling writer is credited with helping
to change the lives of millions of women with her 1975 book Superwoman.