Famous People From Ohio

With Columbus as its capital, Ohio is an eastern state of the United States of America which is situated in the Great Lakes Region. Having derived its name from the Ohio River, it is historically known as ‘The Buckeye State’ named after its buckeye trees. It is often described as ‘the heart of it all’ as it enjoys a great geographical location that has confirmed to be of immense value for economic growth and development. It is the 7th most populous state of the country, although it is just the 34th largest by area. Many famous pioneers like the inventor of the light bulb-Thomas Edison to the first man to step on the moon- Neil Armstrong, were all born in the state of Ohio. Various entertainers such as Halle Berry, Drew Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Cartwright and Katie Holmes are from Ohio. Ohio is famous for producing remarkable athletes such as LeBron James, Jack Nicklaus, and Cy Young as well. Even one of the most legendary and iconic movie directors of all time, Steven Spielberg was born in the state of Ohio. Presenting to you, a full-list of accomplishers who are from Ohio.
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LeBron James
(One of the Greatest Players in NBA History)
LeBron James
394
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

A basketball prodigy, Lebron James began playing since his school days and was later selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His career progressed at a rapid rate and he is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. During his stint with Miami Heat, he helped them win two NBA Championships. Currently, he plays for Los Angeles Lakers 

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Stephen Curry
(Professional Basketball Player Who is Regarded as the Greatest Shooter in NBA History)
Stephen Curry
254
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

American professional basketball player, Stephen Curry, plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and is considered to be one of the greatest shooter in NBA history. His three-point shot is said to have revolutionised the basketball game. He has many records to his credit and his team has won couple of NBA championships.

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Neil Armstrong
(The First Person to Walk on the Moon)
Neil Armstrong
117
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 25, 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

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Steven Spielberg
(One of the Most Influential Personalities in the History of Cinema & Hollywood's Best Known Director)
Steven Spielberg
97
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg is one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. A pioneer of the New Hollywood era, he popularized the genre of escapist films. As of 2020, he is the highest-grossing film director in history. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice.

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Thomas Edison
(Inventor of Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera and Early Version of the Electric Light Bulb)
Thomas Edison
99
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 18, 1931

Described as America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison’s legacy is an everlasting one. He was the first to help make the incandescent light bulb commercially viable, even though he was not the first inventor of it. Quadruplex telegraph, phonograph, motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery are some the many innovations that made him a worldwide phenomenon and an icon.

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Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
109
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 26, 2008

One of the most celebrated actors of the 1960s and 1970s, Paul Newman was a multi-faceted man. Apart from winning acting accolades, such as the Academy Award, he had also won many championships as a driver as part of the Sports Car Club of America. Also known for his philanthropy and political activism, Newman founded many nonprofit organizations.

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Halle Berry
(Only African-American Woman To Win Oscar for Best Actress)
Halle Berry
149
Birthdate: August 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

Halle Berry is one of the most popular actresses of the current generation. During the 2000s, she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Halle is also known for her activism for which she was honored with the 2006 Woman of The Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She also gets featured in several Sexiest Women lists.

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Simone Biles
(Most Decorated Gymnast of All Time)
Simone Biles
133
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces

Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.

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John Legend
(Best Known for His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' and 'Once Again')
John Legend
92
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, actor, film producer and theatre director and his song All of Me from his fourth studio album was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. He has released a host of successful albums. He has also won many awards, including an Oscar and a handful of Grammys. He is also an actor and a TV personality.

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Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)
Ulysses S. Grant
51
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 23, 1885

The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant held office from 1869 to 1877. He led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army during the American Civil War and was a war hero. As president, he stabilized the post-war national economy and created the Department of Justice. Historians generally recognize his presidential accomplishments.

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Dave Grohl
(Founder of the Rock Band 'Foo Fighters')
Dave Grohl
60
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the 1990s and 2000s, Dave Grohl is best known for his association with the famous rock band Nirvana, for which he was the drummer. Also a singer-songwriter, Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
64
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 13, 2019
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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Orville Wright
(Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane)
Orville Wright
45
Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 30, 1948

Orville Wright was an aviation pioneer who alongside his brother, Wilbur, built and flew the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, the Wright Flyer, a heavier-than-air aircraft. The three-axis control system developed by the brothers remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds. Orville also served on the board of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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Randy Savage
(One of the Greatest Pro Wrestlers Who Ever Lived)
Randy Savage
51
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 20, 2011
Macho Man Randy Savage, the WWF and WCW legend, had won 29 championships with 11 titles. Fans loved him for his over-the-top wrestling outfits, his catch phrase, "Oooh yeah!,” and his entrance music, Pomp and Circumstance. He was also a talented rapper and had appeared in many films and series. 
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Guy Fieri
(American Restaurateur and Host of Several 'Food Network' Television Shows)
Guy Fieri
78
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

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Clark Gable
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Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 16, 1960

Popularly known as The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable appeared as a leading man for 30 years in an acting career that spanned 37 years. One of the most bankable Hollywood stars in the history of American cinema, Clark Gable was named in the greatest male star of classic American cinema list published by the American Film Institute.

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Kid Cudi
(Rapper who Rose to Fame with His Debut Mixtape 'A Kid Named Cudi')
Kid Cudi
78
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi first came into public consciousness with his mixtape that made Kanye West sign him to his label. Kid delivered a double-platinum debut album, formed the band WZRD, and sold 16 million records in the U.S. He has also dabbled in acting and now owns a label.
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Martin Sheen
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Apocalypse Now' and TV Series 'The West Wing')
Martin Sheen
64
Birthdate: August 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo

One of the most celebrated actors of Hollywood, Martin Sheen has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes. Best known to fans as Captain Benjamin Willard from Apocalypse Now, he has also been involved in countless protests against nuclear power and strongly opposes abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.

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Mike Mizanin
(American Professional Wrestler and Reality TV Personality)
Mike Mizanin
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Mike Mizanin, popularly known as The Miz, is an American actor, media personality, and professional wrestler. Over the years, he has been an important wrestler for WWE. He has held several WWE championships, such as the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and Tag Team Championship. As an actor, he is popular for playing Jake Carter in the Marine film series.

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Tracy Chapman
(Known for Her Hit Singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' 'bout a Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You')
Tracy Chapman
54
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

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Brooklyn Decker
(Actress & Model Known for Her Films: ‘Just Go with It’ and ‘What to Expect When You're Expecting’)
Brooklyn Decker
33
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries

Brooklyn Decker is an American actress and model. One of the most popular models to pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Brooklyn Decker has also worked for Victoria's Secret. Not surprisingly, she has been featured on lists like Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All-Time and Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive.

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Rob Dyrdek
(Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur)
Rob Dyrdek
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer

Rob Dyrdek is an American actor, producer, television personality, entrepreneur, and former professional skateboarder. He is credited with creating the popular animated TV series Wild Grinders where he voiced Lil Rob, the series' main character. A prominent skateboarder during his skateboarding career, Dyrdek was named by FoxWeekly in its list of the most influential skateboarders of all-time in 2014.

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Jack Nicklaus
(One of the Greatest Golfers of All Time)
Jack Nicklaus
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jack Nicklaus, also known as “The Golden Bear,” has 18 major golf championships to his credit. He has been part of 164 major golf tournaments and has won 117. He now designs golf courses through his company, Nicklaus Design. He has also authored many golf-related books, including an autobiography.

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Dolph Ziggler
(Professional Wrestler and Stand-Up Comedian)
Dolph Ziggler
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Wrestler Nicholas Theodore Nemeth, better known by his WWE ring name, Dolph Ziggler, is currently associated with the SmackDown brand. He is also the current SmackDown Tag Team Champion, along with Robert Roode. He has experimented with stand-up comedy, too, and has hosted the improv show Flying Chuck.
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Luke Perry
(Actor)
Luke Perry
48
Birthdate: October 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 4, 2019

Luke Perry was an actor who became a teen idol in the 1990s after portraying Dylan McKay in the popular TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Before his death at the age of 52, due to an ischemic stroke, he had advocated the testing of colorectal cancer through colonoscopy.

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Katt Williams
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Money Mike’ in the Film ‘Friday After Next’)
Katt Williams
38
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Comedian and rapper Katt Williams is best known as Money Mike from the comedy film Friday After Next. He was also part of Nick Cannon's improv show Wild 'N Out and played Lord Have Mercy in the movie Norbit. He has won an Emmy for his guest role in Atlanta

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DaBaby
(Rapper Known for His Albums 'Baby on Baby', 'Kirk' & 'Blame It on Baby')
DaBaby
181
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

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Ben Roethlisberger
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Ben Roethlisberger
99
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known to his fans as the “Big Ben,” Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had captained his high-school basketball, baseball, and football teams. The multitalented 2004 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year stunned everyone when he became the youngest starting quarterback to score a Super Bowl victory in 2006.

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Russell Wilson
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Russell Wilson
58
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American footballer, Russell Wilson, plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and is considered one of the best players ever. In NFL history, he is one of two quarterbacks with a career passer rating over 100. In October 2020, he was inducted in an exclusive group, the Madden 99 club of the popular ‘Madden 21’ video game.

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Toni Morrison
(Novelist)
Toni Morrison
46
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 5, 2019
Author, editor, and Princeton professor Toni Morrison is best remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, part of a trilogy. Some of her other notable works include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several children’s books and plays.
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Dean Martin
(One of the Most Popular and Enduring American Entertainers of the Mid-20th Century)
Dean Martin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 25, 1995

An actor, singer, and comedian, Dean Martin earned the nickname The King of Cool for his effortless self-assurance and charisma. One of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Dean performed in nightclubs and concert stages and appeared in film and TV productions. Such is his popularity that his songs continue to be featured across popular culture.

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William Tecumseh Sherman
(Former Commanding General of the United States Army (1869 - 1883))
William Tecumseh Sherman
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 14, 1891
William Tecumseh Sherman served as the Union Army general during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his “scorched earth” military policy and was known as "the first modern general.” His 1875 book Memoir, related his war experiences. He was associated with wildlife conservation in his later years.
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Pete Rose
(Baseball Outfielder, Infielder, Manager)
Pete Rose
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Chrissie Hynde
(Musician and Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band ‘Pretenders’)
Chrissie Hynde
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.
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Alexa Bliss
(Professional Wrestler: Two-time SmackDown Women's Champion)
Alexa Bliss
58
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.
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Lili Reinhart
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Betty Cooper’ in the TV Series ‘Riverdale’)
Lili Reinhart
76
Birthdate: September 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

A passion for performing arts since childhood led American film and TV actor Lili Pauline Reinhart to learn dancing for a decade and later embark on an acting career. She debuted with a short film For Today but gained attention with television series Riverdale. The actress has also battled with depression and is therefore an advocate of mental health issue.

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Katie Holmes
(Actress )
Katie Holmes
61
Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses, Katie Holmes has been included in FHM magazine's sexiest women in the world list on multiple occasions. In 2003, she was named in People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list. An actress with a great sense of fashion, she launched a clothing line named Holmes & Yang with stylist Jeanne Yang.

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Carmen Electra
(Actress, Model and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Lani McKenzie’ in the TV Series ‘Baywatch’)
Carmen Electra
69
Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

Carmen Electra is an actress, TV personality, and singer. One of the leading figures of glamour modeling, Carmen Electra gained popularity as a sex symbol. She is also one of the most popular Playboy models of all time. Apart from being a prominent media personality, Carmen also works with various non-profit organizations, such as Elevate Hope and HollyRod Foundation.

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Sarah Jessica Parker
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Carrie Bradshaw' in the TV Series 'Sex and the City')
Sarah Jessica Parker
82
Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

Sarah Jessica Parker's name is synonymous with the TV series, Sex and the City TV. Apart from being an actress, she is also known for her work in the fashion industry; she has become the face of several popular fashion brands, such as Garnier and Gap. Not surprisingly, she has launched her own fashion line, featuring accessories and clothing items.

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Ed O’Neill
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Al Bundy' in the Fox Network Sitcom ‘Married...With Children’)
Ed O’Neill
18
Birthdate: April 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Footballer-turned-actor Ed O'Neill is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role of Al Bundy in Married... with Children and his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Jay Pritchett in Modern Family. He was seen in the Wayne's World films and did voice-work in Finding Dory. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
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Beverly D’Angelo
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Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Beverly D’Angelo is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Patsy Cline in the biographical film Coal Miner's Daughter and her Emmy-nominated role as Stella Kowalski in the TV film A Streetcar Named Desire. Fans also loved her as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Vacation movie franchise.
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William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
33
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 8, 1930

The 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft also served as the tenth Chief Justice of the US; he is the only person in the history of the US to have held both the offices. He had a great impact as chief justice and has been regarded as the greatest US chief justices of all time.

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Charles Woodson
(Football player)
Charles Woodson
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Trippie Redd
(Best Known for His Lead single 'Love Scars' from His Mixtape 'A Love Letter to You')
Trippie Redd
129
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Trippie Redd, became an overnight sensation in 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You. Many of his singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, further cementing his popularity. He has a troubled personal life and has been involved in numerous feuds and legal issues.

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Travis Kelce
(American Football Player)
Travis Kelce
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1901

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

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LeBron James Jr.
(American Basketball Player and the Eldest Son of Professional Basketball Player LeBron James)
LeBron James Jr.
138
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra

LeBron James Jr., popularly known as Bronny James, is an American basketball player. The son of popular professional basketball player LeBron James, LeBron James Jr. has followed in the footsteps of his father, proving to be an important player for his team at school. Apart from playing basketball, he also creates content for the popular e-sports team FaZe Clan.

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James A. Garfield
(20th President of United States (March 1881 - September 1881))
James A. Garfield
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 19, 1881

The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield began his career as an attorney. Born into poverty, he struggled throughout his childhood and youth to become a respected lawyer. He eventually entered politics and rose through the ranks to be elected the president. Unfortunately, he was assassinated less than seven months after he took office.

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Adrianne Palicki
(Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D')
Adrianne Palicki
30
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

Adrianne Palicki is an American actress known for playing important roles in TV series like Friday Night Lights and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adrianne Palicki went on to establish herself as a respectable actress despite suffering from celiac disease.

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Drew Carey
(Actor)
Drew Carey
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Birthdate: May 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Comedian Drew Carey is best known for Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show. He has also hosted The Price Is Right. The former U.S. Marine has also been a professional wrestler. He supports libraries, is an occasional sports photographer, and has written an autobiography.