Famous People From South Dakota

Situated in the Midwestern region of the United States is the state of South Dakota. Its name has rich cultural significance as it is derived from the Sioux Native American tribes who have always composed of a substantial share of its population. With the city of Pierre as its capital and Sioux Falls as its biggest city, South Dakota is regarded to be a part of the Great Plains region. The famous Mount Rushmore is located in South Dakota and is officially known as ‘The Mouth Rushmore State’. Various renowned celebrities and achievers were born and raised in the state of South Dakota. Television show host Bob Barker, the beautiful January Jones and NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw hail from South Dakota. One of the most celebrated and deadly professional wrestler, MMA athlete and American football player, Brock Lesnar was also born in the state of South Dakota. South Dakota has produced various sport stars such as NFL linebacker Chad Greenway, Super Bowl champion Adam Vinatieri and NBA player Mike Miller. Keep reading this list to know more notable personalities from South Dakota.

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 1 Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 January Jones

January Jones
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: December 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 4 Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor of South Dakota
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 Jessi Combs

Jessi Combs
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 7 Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States (1965-1969)
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 13, 1978
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 8 Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 9 Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military Leader, Folk Hero
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: September 5, 1877

 10 Shayna Baszler

Shayna Baszler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 11 George McGovern

George McGovern
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 21, 2012

 12 Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 Gene Okerlund

Gene Okerlund
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 2, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 15 Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: August 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 16 Russell Means

Russell Means
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 22, 2012
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 30, 1968

 18 Terry Francona

Terry Francona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 19 Bambi Woods

Bambi Woods
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: July 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Amy Hill

Amy Hill
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 21 Mary Hart

Mary Hart
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 22 Josh Heupel

Josh Heupel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 23 Zitkala-Sa

Zitkala-Sa
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 26, 1938

 24 John Thune

John Thune
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: January 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 25 Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 26 Phil Graham

Phil Graham
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: July 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 3, 1963
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 27 Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 28 Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthdate: February 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 4, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 29 Gary Owens

Gary Owens
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 12, 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 30 Dale Moss

Dale Moss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 31 Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 Ben Nguyen

Ben Nguyen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 33 Dallas Clark

Dallas Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 34 Rachael Bella

Rachael Bella
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Norm Van Brocklin

Norm Van Brocklin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 2, 1983
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

 37 Mike Rounds

Mike Rounds
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 38 Chad Greenway

Chad Greenway
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Gall

Gall
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Died: December 5, 1894

 40 Jay Novacek

Jay Novacek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: October 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 41 Myron Floren

Myron Floren
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 23, 2013

 42 Riley Reiff

Riley Reiff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 43 Tim Miles

Tim Miles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: August 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

 44 Delores Taylor

Delores Taylor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 23, 2018

 45 Nathan Gerry

Nathan Gerry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 Colton Iverson

Colton Iverson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 47 Gene Amdahl

Gene Amdahl
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 10, 2015

 48 Fakir Musafar

Fakir Musafar
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: August 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 1, 2018

 49 Eugene Luther Vidal

Eugene Luther Vidal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Basketball player
Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 20, 1969

 50 Eddie Little Sky

Eddie Little Sky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 5, 1997