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Famous Ohioans Quiz

It's the Buckeye State's turn! How many of these famous Ohioans do you know?
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First submittedApril 12, 2012
Last updatedApril 30, 2019
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From Dayton
Airplane inventors
Wright Brothers
"West Wing" president
Martin Sheen
 
 
From Cleveland
"Price is Right" host
Drew Carey
Track star who won 4 golds
at the '36 Olympics
Jesse Owens
Notorious boxing promoter
Don King
Standard Oil founder
John D.
Rockefeller
 
 
From Columbus
Top U.S. WWI flying ace
Eddie
Rickenbacker
Golf's "Golden Bear"
Jack Nicklaus
 
 
From Cincinnati
President and
Supreme Court justice
William Taft
Bubbly blonde who sang
"Que Sera, Sera"
Doris Day
"Uncle Tom's Cabin"
author
Harriet Beecher
Stowe
Clue
Hometown
Answer
Light bulb inventor
Milan
Thomas Edison
First man to walk on the moon
Wapakoneta
Neil Armstrong
First American in orbit
New Concord
John Glenn
Rhett Butler portrayer
Akron
Clark Gable
Led the Cavaliers to their
only championship in 2016
Akron
LeBron James
Rat Pack member
Steubenville
Dean Martin
Baseball's all-time wins leader
Gilmore
Cy Young
He accepted
Robert E. Lee's surrender
Georgetown
Ulysses S. Grant
Civil War general
who "marched to the sea"
Lancaster
William Tecumseh
Sherman
Popularized the western novel
Zanesville
Zane Grey
1st President to die in office
North Bend
William Henry
Harrison
Western female sharpshooter
North Star
Annie Oakley
Ms. magazine founder
Toledo
Gloria Steinem
Buckeyes coach with five
national titles
Newcomerstown
Woody Hayes
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
designer
Athens
Maya Lin
President assassinated in 1901
Poland
William McKinley
"Cool Hand Luke" star
Shaker Heights
Paul Newman
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level 22
Jun 7, 2012
My old art teacher was related to Eddie Rickenbacker.
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level 76
Dec 23, 2014
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Eddie Rickenbacker pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
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level 80
Jul 19, 2019
Thank you, Simone.
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level 73
Nov 3, 2014
So Edison is from Ohio AND Michigan? I thought he spent his "formative years" in Michigan.
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2014
Yep. I might even throw him on the New Jersey quiz too!
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level 67
Dec 23, 2014
I kept trying Bob Barker for Price is Right.
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level 76
Dec 23, 2014
me too. I got the WW1 ace from The King of Kong.
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level 70
Apr 30, 2019
I get him confused with the King of corn.
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level 76
Jul 19, 2019
Orville Redenbacher?
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level 51
Dec 24, 2014
Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. He made a more practical, marketable incandescent light.
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level 70
Jul 31, 2018
Why is there no thumbs down for tired comments too?
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level 85
Nov 26, 2018
Because this site is about positivity. Or at least positive negativity. Anyhow, the easiest way to appease those who agree with @Hammond7249 would be to simply put quotation marks around the word "invented."
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level 54
May 24, 2016
Did you know Ohio is the only US state with at least one city/town that starts with each letter of the alphabet? See how many you can name! http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/ohio-cities-a-z
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level 33
May 20, 2017
Some presidents are born great, and some are born in Ohio.
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level 79
Mar 24, 2019
McKinley and Taft are generally considered to have been solid, slightly above-average presidents. But yeah, the rest of Ohio's list is not super great.
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level 65
Jul 19, 2019
Grant was reportedly corrupt as hell, but still got stuff done. Harrison died before he had a chance to prove himself. Overall, not too bad of a crop from Ohio. I’d argue that the state with the worst group of presidents is Tennessee.
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level 66
Jul 19, 2019
Garfield might have been ok, but he didn't get much time in office either.
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level 40
May 28, 2017
LeBron James > All
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level 70
Jun 6, 2017
Bwahahahahaha! Right, because dunking a basketball is of such greater consequence than, oh say, pioneering space travel or inventing an airplane or light bulb. *barf*
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Added LeBron
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level 72
May 1, 2019
what about stephen curry? dude was born in the same hospital as james
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level 46
Oct 7, 2017
Where the heck is Lebron James and the Paul brothers?
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level 62
May 1, 2019
No one likes Logan and Jake Paul.
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level 65
Jul 19, 2019
California can keep them! Please don’t sully our beautiful Buckeye list.
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level 79
May 1, 2019
Took me a minute to figure out why Josiah Bartlett did not work. Doh!
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level 79
May 2, 2019
Because Josiah Bartlett is from New Hampshire.
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level 68
Jul 19, 2019
Yeah, I got hung up on that as well. I knew he was governor of New Hampshire, but thought maybe they mentioned he was born in Ohio. When it didn't work, I remembered there were two other presidents on the show. Took a while to remember Santos' name, and I was unable to remember John Goodman's character name at all. Felt a bit silly when I realized it was asking for the actor.
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level 65
Jul 19, 2019
Stowe moved around so much that I’d be hard-pressed to call her a Cincinnatian. She did get married there and had saw some of the workings of the Underground Railroad, but she didn’t start writing the book until she was living in Maine.
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level 67
Jul 19, 2019
Weird, but "Top U.S. WWI flying ace" doesn't accept "Snoopy."
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level 44
Jul 19, 2019
Clark Gable was not FROM Akron, he went to work there. He was born in Cadiz, Ohio.... Also, William McKinley was BORN in Niles, Ohio. There used to be a bar called the Old Main where his birthplace cabin was, but it has since closed for a McKinley museum. We used to go to the Old Main with my parents after high school football games. Please update your quiz with factual data.
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level 57
Jul 19, 2019
Correct, Clark Gable is from Cadiz, not Akron! My great grandma grew up in Cadiz and she and Clark Gable had the two lead roles in their senior year high school play. My mom still has the play bill with their names together on it.
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level 75
Jul 21, 2019
That's really cool.
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level 35
Jul 21, 2019
Gable was not born in Akron,,,(like me)...he was born in Cadiz