- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Writers & Historians & Photo Journalists)
- Kaplan died at his home in Kendall, Florida on December 14, 2007.
- Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame (Historian) in 2009.
- See also, The Hank Kaplan Archives, Sub-Group VI: Boxing Publications, Series 9: Newsletters & Programs
- Photo of Kaplan as a young boxer