Indiana University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Indiana University. The list includes people like Dan Quayle, John Mellencamp, James Watson, Victor Oladipo & Jane Pauley. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, scientists and activists etc.
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 1 
Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Venus Williams
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 2 
Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
15
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Victor Oladipo
(American-Nigerian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard)
Victor Oladipo
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 4 
James Watson
(Molecular Biologist Who Co-discovered the Double Helix Structure of DNA With Francis Crick)
James Watson
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 5 
Halston
(Fashion Designer)
Halston
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: March 26, 1990
 6 
Jamie Hyneman
(Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist)
Jamie Hyneman
5
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Suzanne Collins
(Television writer)
Suzanne Collins
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Robert M. Gates
(Politician)
Robert M. Gates
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
 9 
Avery Brooks
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
John Wesley Shipp
1
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Colin Donnell
6
Birthdate: October 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Howard Ashman
(Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director)
Howard Ashman
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 1991
 13 
Dan Quayle
(Former Vice President of the United States)
Dan Quayle
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Tavis Smiley
(Talk Show Host)
Tavis Smiley
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gulfport
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Andreas Katsulas
5
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 13, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Dick Enberg
(Sportscaster)
Dick Enberg
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Jamal Khashoggi
(Journalist)
Jamal Khashoggi
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 2, 2018
 18 
Booker T. Jones
(Musician)
Booker T. Jones
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
 19 
Ryan Murphy
(Screenwriter)
Ryan Murphy
7
Birthdate: November 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Aishah Hasnie
(Journalist)
Aishah Hasnie
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
 21 
Ben Higgins
(Reality TV Personality)
Ben Higgins
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 22 
René Girard
(French Polymath, Historian and Philosopher of Social Science)
René Girard
2
Birthdate: December 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: November 4, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Todd Young
(Politician)
Todd Young
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 24 
Chris Botti
(Jazz trumpeter who won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, for the album Impressions)
Chris Botti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Sloane Stephens
(American Professional Tennis Player)
Sloane Stephens
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Gary Snyder
(American man of letters)
Gary Snyder
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 27 
Meg Cabot
(American author)
Meg Cabot
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bloomington
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
David Chalmers
(Philosopher, University teacher)
David Chalmers
1
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Australia
 29 
Emilie Autumn
(Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist)
Emilie Autumn
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 30 
Herb Baumeister
(Serial killer)
Herb Baumeister
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butler-Tarkington, Indiana, USA
Died: July 3, 1996
 31 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1988
 32 
Chris Lytle
(Mixed martial artist)
Chris Lytle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Cam Cameron
(American football coach)
Cam Cameron
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
 34 
Del Harris
(Basketball coach)
Del Harris
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plainfield, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Lewis Terman
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Lewis Terman
1
Birthdate: January 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: December 21, 1956
 36 
Rob Wiethoff
1
Birthdate: September 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seymour, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
David Starr Jordan
(Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist)
David Starr Jordan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gainesville (village), New York
Died: September 19, 1931
 38 
George Lakoff
(Linguist)
George Lakoff
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
 39 
Randy Brecker
(Trumpeter, Composer)
Randy Brecker
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States
 40 
Hastings Banda
(President)
Hastings Banda
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kasungu, Malawi
Died: November 25, 1997
 41 
Dave Niehaus
(Sportscaster)
Dave Niehaus
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Died: November 10, 2010
 42 
Phil Crane
(Politician)
Phil Crane
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 2014
 43 
Eriq Zavaleta
(Footballer center-back position)
Eriq Zavaleta
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westfield, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Julie Kedzie
(Mixed martial artist)
Julie Kedzie
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Tan Kheng Hua
(Actress)
Tan Kheng Hua
2
Birthdate: January 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Dane Fife
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Dane Fife
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clarkston, Michigan, United States
 47 
Jerry Uelsmann
(Photographer)
Jerry Uelsmann
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
 48 
Robin Lakoff
(Linguist, Professor)
Robin Lakoff
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 49 
Bob Jenkins
(Sports announcer)
Bob Jenkins
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: August 9, 2021
 50 
Garo Yepremian
(Former Cypriot-Armenian American Football Placekicker)
Garo Yepremian
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Larnaca, Cyprus
Died: May 15, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
One of the most famous public universities in United States is called the, ‘Indiana University’. With over 110,436 students graduating from this college is every students dream. Apart from the two core universities, it has seven smaller other sub units. The most popular among the seven are, ‘Indiana University East’ and ‘Indiana University Northwest’. This reputed institution is basically a brand name only churning out the best brains in the world. Some of the popular alumni of this university are making a mark or themselves and upholding the name of their institution in various professional fields. From business to sports to politics most of the students of the ‘Indiana University have made sure that they give their best on whatever they put their hands on. Some of the notable alumni of this university are the famous composer, Hoagy Carmichael or the popular businessman Mark Cuban or the smiling talk show host, Tavis Smiley. These are some names among the many other people who have made not only themselves but also the entire university proud of their achievements. They are setting higher standards of excellence with every passing day only to become idols for the youth of today. ‘Indiana University’ has been out rightly one of the most strongest force behind most of the successful people in the world.