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
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)

Brock Lesnar
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 
January Jones
(Actress, Model)

January Jones
21
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 
Adam Vinatieri
(American Football Players)

Adam Vinatieri
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 4 
Kristi Noem
(Governor of South Dakota)

Kristi Noem
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 
Cheryl Ladd
(Actress)

Cheryl Ladd
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 
Crazy Horse
(Military Leader, Folk Hero)

Crazy Horse
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: September 5, 1877
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 7 
Hubert Humphrey
(Former Vice President of the United States (1965-1969))

Hubert Humphrey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 13, 1978
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 8 
Tom Brokaw
(Journalist)

Tom Brokaw
6
Birthdate: February 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 9 
Jessi Combs
(Race Car Driver)

Jessi Combs
6
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 
Shayna Baszler
(Professional Wrestler and Former Mixed Martial Artist)

Shayna Baszler
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 11 
George McGovern
(United States Senator from South Dakota (1963 - 1981))

George McGovern
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 21, 2012
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 
Gene Okerlund
(Wrestler)

Gene Okerlund
1
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 2, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 13 
Tomi Lahren
(Commentator)

Tomi Lahren
25
Birthdate: August 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 14 
Becky Hammon
(Basketball player)

Becky Hammon
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Mamie Van Doren
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 16 
Russell Means
(Activist)

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

Rose Wilder Lane
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 30, 1968

 18 
Amy Hill
(Stand-up Comedians)

Amy Hill
3
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 19 
Josh Heupel
(American Football Player)

Josh Heupel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Mary Hart
(Television personality)

Mary Hart
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 21 
Terry Francona
(Baseball player)

Terry Francona
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

 22 
John Thune
(Political Leader)

John Thune
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 23 
Mike Miller
(Basketball coach and former professional player)

Mike Miller
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 24 
Rachael Bella
(Actress)

Rachael Bella
1
Birthdate: March 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Sparky Anderson
(Baseball Players)

Sparky Anderson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 4, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 
Shawn Colvin
(Singer-songwriter)

Shawn Colvin
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 27 
Tom Daschle
(Politician)

Tom Daschle
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 28 
Phil Graham
(Publisher)

Phil Graham
0
Birthdate: July 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 3, 1963
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 29 
Zitkala-Sa
(Writer)

Zitkala-Sa
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 26, 1938

 30 
Dale Moss
(American football player)

Dale Moss
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 31 
Dallas Clark
(American Football Player)

Dallas Clark
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

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Delores Taylor
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 23, 2018
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 33 
Gary Owens
(Disc jockey)

Gary Owens
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 12, 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 34 
Ben Nguyen
(Mixed martial artist)

Ben Nguyen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 
Norm Van Brocklin
(American football player)

Norm Van Brocklin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 2, 1983
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 
Dallas Goedert
(Football player)

Dallas Goedert
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 37 
Sean Doolittle
(Baseball player)

Sean Doolittle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

 38 
Riley Reiff
(American football player)

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

 39 
Bambi Woods
(Adult Film Star)

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

 40 
Tim Miles
(Basketball coach)

Tim Miles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

 41 
Nathan Gerry
(American football player)

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

 42 
Chad Greenway
(American Football Player)

Chad Greenway
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 43 
Colton Iverson
(Basketball player)

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

 44 
Jerry Brudos
(Serial Killer)

Jerry Brudos
16
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 28, 2006

 45 
Jay Novacek
(American Football Player)

Jay Novacek
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

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Spencer Johnson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 3, 2017

 47 
Mike Rounds
(Politician)

Mike Rounds
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 48 
Gall
(Leader)

Gall
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Died: December 5, 1894

 49 
Myron Floren
(Musician)

Myron Floren
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 23, 2013

 50 
Eugene Luther Vidal
(Aviator, Basketball player)

Eugene Luther Vidal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 20, 1969