Ohio State University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Ohio State University. The list includes people like Jesse Owens, Kirk Herbstreit, Jack Nicklaus, Roy Lichtenstein & Jayaprakash Narayan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, writers, media personalities, intellectuals & academics and business people etc.
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Jesse Owens
(American Track and Field Athlete Who Won Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)
Jesse Owens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 31, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Jack Nicklaus
(One of the Greatest Golfers of All Time)
Jack Nicklaus
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Jeffrey Dahmer
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)
Jeffrey Dahmer
293
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 28, 1994
 4 
Alexa Bliss
(Professional Wrestler Who Became the First Woman to Hold the SmackDown Women's Championship Title Twice)
Alexa Bliss
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 5 
Roy Lichtenstein
(American Pop Artist Who Became a Major Figure in the New Art Movement During the 1960s)
Roy Lichtenstein
12
Birthdate: October 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: September 29, 1997
 6 
Patricia Heaton
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Birthdate: March 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 7 
Urban Meyer
(Former American Football Player and Coach)
Urban Meyer
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Ezekiel Elliott
(American Football Running Back for the Dallas Cowboys Team)
Ezekiel Elliott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
R. L. Stine
(American Novelist Who was Best Known for His Horror Books for Children)
R. L. Stine
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 10 
Dwight Yoakam
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Director)
Dwight Yoakam
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Dwayne Haskins
(American football player)
Dwayne Haskins
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
D'Angelo Russell
(Basketball player)
D'Angelo Russell
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 13 
John Havlicek
(Basketball player)
John Havlicek
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 14 
Greg Oden
(Basketball player)
Greg Oden
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 15 
Richard Lewis
(Comedian & Actor)
Richard Lewis
10
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Floriana Lima
(American Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Maggie Sawyer’ on the TV Series ‘Supergirl’)
Floriana Lima
3
Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Curtis Lemay
(General)
Curtis Lemay
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 1, 1990
 18 
Bob Knight
(Basketball coach)
Bob Knight
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 19 
Jean Peters
(Actress)
Jean Peters
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Died: October 13, 2000
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Joe Kenda
(Detective)
Joe Kenda
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Herminie, Pennsylvania, United States
 21 
Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Cardale Jones
(American football player)
Cardale Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976
 25 
Nick Swisher
(Baseball Player)
Nick Swisher
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Harlan Ellison
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 28, 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 27 
Eddie George
(American Football Players)
Eddie George
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Cris Carter
(American Football Player)
Cris Carter
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Kirk Herbstreit
(Football Commentator)
Kirk Herbstreit
7
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Centerville, Ohio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
A. J. Hawk
(American football player)
A. J. Hawk
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 31 
Mike Conley, Jr.
(Basketball player)
Mike Conley, Jr.
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Orlando Pace
(American football player)
Orlando Pace
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 33 
Coyote Peterson
(Wildlife Educator & YouTuber)
Coyote Peterson
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newbury Center, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
J. T. Barrett
(American Football player)
J. T. Barrett
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
George Steinbrenner
(Businessperson)
George Steinbrenner
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Jayaprakash Narayan
(Indian Independence Activist Who is Remembered for Leading the Mid-1970s Opposition Against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi)
Jayaprakash Narayan
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bihar, India
Died: October 8, 1979
 37 
David Graf
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry’ in the ‘Police Academy’ Film Series)
David Graf
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7, 2001
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
John Kasich
(69th Governor of Ohio (2011 - 2019))
John Kasich
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Ryan Shazier
(American football player)
Ryan Shazier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Malcolm Jenkins
(American football player)
Malcolm Jenkins
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Orange
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Luke Fickell
(American Football Player)
Luke Fickell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 42 
Melina Kanakaredes
8
Birthdate: April 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Chase Young
(American football player)
Chase Young
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 44 
Terrelle Pryor
(American Football Player)
Terrelle Pryor
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 45 
Terry McLaurin
(American football player)
Terry McLaurin
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Mary Oliver
(Poet, Writer)
Mary Oliver
6
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maple Heights
 47 
Charles F. Kettering
(Inventor, Engineer & Businessman)
Charles F. Kettering
4
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958
 48 
Larry Sanger
(Co-Founder of Wikipedia)
Larry Sanger
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellevue
 49 
Mike Vrabel
(American Football Player Who Played as a Linebacker)
Mike Vrabel
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 50 
Carlos Hyde
(American football player)
Carlos Hyde
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
The ‘Ohio State University’ is one of the most popular institutions in the world. In 1870, it was founded as the land-grant university and was addressed as the, ‘Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College’. When the university started, it initially offered only the agriculture and mechanical subjects to the students. However under the governance of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of United States, the institution became a full-fledged establishment offering all the courses. Ever since then, this university has only see a high in life and has been ranked as the ‘third-largest university campus’ in all of United States. Apart from academics, this institution provides its student with life programs, club and recreational sports programs, and many other extra-curricular activities. They also have an exceptional sports team, which is a part of the ‘NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision’. The entire campus is covered over an area of about 2.5 miles, built so beautifully that it is a tourist attraction for most travelers. There are some exceptionally famous and notable alumni of the ‘Ohio State University’, who have made the world proud of their achievements. Not only have they upheld the name of the institution but have also made sure that they have set high standards for the further batches. Some of the known alumnus are, the famous actress, Patricia Heaton or the C.E.O of the ‘L Brands’, Les Wexner or the popular sports legend, ‘Jesse Owens’. They have worked hard and are proud pillars of the ‘Ohio State University’.