Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Famous People From Kentucky

There are a LOT of famous people who were born in Kentucky. Here are just a few.

Abraham Lincoln - The 16th U.S. President was born in Hodgenville in 1809. I visited his birthplace a few weeks back.

Kit Carson - American Frontiersman was born on Christmas Eve 1809 in Madison City.

Carrie Amelia Nation - Temperance Leader was born in Garrard County in 1846.

Muhammad Ali - The "Greatest of ALL time" was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Louisville in 1942.

Jefferson Davis - President of the Confederate States of America was born in Fairview in 1808.

Patricia Neal - Actress of stage and screen was born in Packard in 1926.

George Clooney - TV and Movie star, as well as world philanthropist, was born in Lexington in 1961.

Robert Penn Warren
- Author and poet was born in Guthrie in 1905.

Crystal Gayle - Grammy Award-winning singer was born in Paintsville in 1951.

Loretta Lynn - Singer and older sister of Crystal Gayle was born in Butcher's Hollow

Diane Sawyer - Broadcast journalist and co-host of Good Morning America was born in Glasgow in 1945.

Hunter Thompson - Journalist and author was born in Louisville in 1937.

There are many, many more that you can find here, here and here.

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