Famous Ohioans Quiz

It's the Buckeye State's turn! How many of these famous Ohioans do you know?
Quiz by CBTemple
Last updated: December 12, 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.
From Columbus
Top U.S. WWI flying ace
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"
Harriet Beecher
Light bulb inventor
Thomas Edison
First man to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
First American in orbit
New Concord
John Glenn
Rhett Butler portrayer
Clark Gable
Led the Cavaliers to their
only championship in 2016
LeBron James
Rat Pack member
Dean Martin
Baseball's all-time wins leader
Cy Young
He accepted
Robert E. Lee's surrender
Ulysses S. Grant
Civil War general
who "marched to the sea"
William Tecumseh
Popularized the western novel
Zane Grey
1st President to die in office
North Bend
William Henry
Western female sharpshooter
North Star
Annie Oakley
Ms. magazine founder
Gloria Steinem
Buckeyes coach with five
national titles
Woody Hayes
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Maya Lin
President assassinated in 1901
William McKinley
"Cool Hand Luke" star
Shaker Heights
Paul Newman
Level 20
Jun 7, 2012
My old art teacher was related to Eddie Rickenbacker.
Level 81
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.
Level 80
Jul 19, 2019
Thank you, Simone.
Level 77
Nov 3, 2014
So Edison is from Ohio AND Michigan? I thought he spent his "formative years" in Michigan.
Level ∞
Nov 3, 2014
Yep. I might even throw him on the New Jersey quiz too!
Level 71
Dec 23, 2014
I kept trying Bob Barker for Price is Right.
Level 84
Dec 23, 2014
me too. I got the WW1 ace from The King of Kong.
Level 87
Apr 30, 2019
I get him confused with the King of corn.
Level 84
Jul 19, 2019
Orville Redenbacher?
Level 50
Dec 24, 2014
Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. He made a more practical, marketable incandescent light.
Level 87
Jul 31, 2018
Why is there no thumbs down for tired comments too?
Level 93
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."
Level 45
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!
Level 30
May 20, 2017
Some presidents are born great, and some are born in Ohio.
Level 84
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.
Level 73
Jul 19, 2019
Garfield might have been ok, but he didn't get much time in office either.
Level 45
May 28, 2017
LeBron James > All
Level 84
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*
Level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Added LeBron
Level 44
Oct 7, 2017
Where the heck is Lebron James and the Paul brothers?
Level 61
May 1, 2019
No one likes Logan and Jake Paul.
Level 86
May 1, 2019
Took me a minute to figure out why Josiah Bartlett did not work. Doh!
Level 84
May 2, 2019
Because Josiah Bartlett is from New Hampshire.
Level 71
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.
Level 74
Jul 19, 2019
Weird, but "Top U.S. WWI flying ace" doesn't accept "Snoopy."
Level 41
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.
Level 60
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.
Level 76
Jul 21, 2019
That's really cool.
Level 33
Jul 21, 2019
Gable was not born in Akron,,,(like me)...he was born in Cadiz