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

 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 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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 7 Crazy Horse

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

Shayna Baszler.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 9 George Sanders

George Sanders.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 25, 1972
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 10 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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 11 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)

 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)
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 13 Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 14 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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 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 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

 18 Amy Hill

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

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

 20 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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 21 Shawn Colvin

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

 22 Rachael Bella

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

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

 24 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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 25 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)

 26 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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 27 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)

 28 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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 29 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)

 30 Delores Taylor

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

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

 32 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
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 33 Gall

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

 34 Tom Daschle

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

 35 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)

 36 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

 37 Al Neuharth

Al Neuharth
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 19, 2013

 38 Theodore Schultz

Theodore Schultz.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 26, 1998

 39 Donald Wexler

Donald Wexler
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 26, 2015

 40 Mary Crow Dog

Mary Crow Dog
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 14, 2013

 41 Alvin Hansen

Alvin Hansen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: August 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 6, 1975

 42 Eagle Woman

Eagle Woman
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Died: December 18, 1888

 43 Ella Cara Deloria

Ella Cara Deloria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 31, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 12, 1971

 44 Joseph Hansen

Joseph Hansen
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 24, 2004

 45 Ward Lambert

Ward Lambert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: May 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 20, 1958

 46 Merle Tuve

Merle Tuve
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: June 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 20, 1982

 47 Vince Lloyd

Vince Lloyd
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Famous As: Announcer
Birthdate: June 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 3, 2003

 48 Ernest Bormann

Ernest Bormann
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 27, 2008

 49 Jess Thomas

Jess Thomas
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Operatic Tenor
Birthdate: August 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 11, 1993

 50 Earl Sande

Earl Sande
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Jockey
Birthdate: November 13, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 19, 1968