Purdue University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Purdue University. The list includes people like Neil Armstrong, Drew Brees, Gus Grissom, C. N. R. Rao & Elizabeth Shatner. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, sportspersons, scientists, engineers and leaders etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Person To Walk On The Moon
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

 2 Drew Brees

Drew Brees
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former American Football Quarterback
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: January 27, 1967

 4 George Peppard

George Peppard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 8, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 5 John Wooden

John Wooden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: October 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall, Indiana, United States
Died: June 4, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former American football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 8 Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan
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Famous As: Indian Actor Who Predominantly Works in Malayalam Language Films
Birthdate: July 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Glenn Robinson

Glenn Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 10 Kevin Sumlin

Kevin Sumlin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football head coach and general manager
Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brewton, Alabama, United States

 11 Mike Alstott

Mike Alstott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Bob Griese

Bob Griese
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: February 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 Len Dawson

Len Dawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alliance, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Herman Cain

Herman Cain
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 30, 2020

 15 Matt Hamill

Matt Hamill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Light heavyweight mixed martial artist who won silver in Greco-Roman Wrestling and a gold at the 2001 Summer Deaflympics
Birthdate: October 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loveland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 Carsen Edwards

Carsen Edwards
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Bonnar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former Astronaut who became the eleventh man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission
Birthdate: March 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 16, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 19 Roger B. Chaffee

Roger B. Chaffee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Aviator, Astronaut
Birthdate: February 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: January 27, 1967

 20 Daniel Von Bargen

Daniel Von Bargen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 1, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 Stephen McKinley Henderson

Stephen McKinley Henderson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 22 Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 23 Chesley Sullenberger

Chesley Sullenberger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Orville Redenbacher

Orville Redenbacher
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: September 19, 1995

 25 C. N. R. Rao

C. N. R. Rao
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: June 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India

 26 Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Altoona, Iowa, USA

 27 Ted Allen

Ted Allen
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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: May 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 David Blough

David Blough
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carrollton, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 Gary Danielson

Gary Danielson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 31 Jeff George

Jeff George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: December 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 Caleb Swanigan

Caleb Swanigan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 33 Jim Everett

Jim Everett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: January 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 34 Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States of America

 35 Matt Painter

Matt Painter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

 36 Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Software engineer, known for being the founder of the Debian project and Progeny Linux Systems
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany
Died: December 28, 2015

 37 James Samuel Coleman

James Samuel Coleman
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: May 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bedford, Indiana, United States
Died: March 25, 1995

 38 Callie Khouri

Callie Khouri
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 39 Shaun Phillips

Shaun Phillips
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Brad Miller

Brad Miller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kendallville, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)

 41 Dick the Bruiser

Dick the Bruiser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: June 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delphi, Indiana, United States
Died: November 10, 1991
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 42 David Boudia

David Boudia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 43 Andrea Drews

Andrea Drews
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Muncie, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 45 Ray Ewry

Ray Ewry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 29, 1937
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 46 Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Carrollton, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 47 Rondale Moore

Rondale Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Albany, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 Rob Ninkovich

Rob Ninkovich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 49 Charles Sweeney

Charles Sweeney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 16, 2004

 50 E'Twaun Moore

E'Twaun Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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