Famous People From Dayton, Ohio

famous people from dayton ohioWith so many famous people entertaining us in the big screen and living in the large cities, it is hard to meet a famous person living in Dayton, Ohio. But the city has produced quite a number of successful and famous people who range from actors, athletes, models, writers as well as inventors and entrepreneurs. Here is a list of 5 famous people born in Dayton worth noting.

5 Celebrities From Dayton , OH

Here is a list of famous people from Dayton :

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright was born on 25th Oct, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio as the forth in the family of 6 children. She was raised in Kettering, Ohio,went to school at Fairmont West High and later attended Ohio University after being awarded scholarship.

    Nancy discovered her speech talent early. She would participate in school’s theater and participate regularly in public-speaking competitions where she would win in humorous interpretation category.

    In 1978, Nancy moved to Hollywood and together with Daws Butler. Her debut role was voicing an animated series, Gloria which was followed by starring, Richie Rich the movie as well as featuring in the movie, Twilight Zone, 1983. Nancy is famous for her Bart Simpson role on the animated series, The Simpsons.

  • Orville Wright

    Born in Dayton in 1871, Orville Wright is famous for inventing the first successful airplane with the help of his brother, Wilbur.

    The brothers constructed the first power driven airplane in 17th, Dec, 1903 and subsequently became successful businessmen filing airplane contracts in both United States and Europe. Today, the Wright brothers are dubbed the fathers of modern aviation. Orville Wright died in Dayton on 30th January, 1948.

  • Edwin Moses

    Born on August 31, 1955, in Dayton, Ohio, Edwin Moses is an American former athlete who won gold medals in 400 meter hurdles in 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Edwin won 122 consecutive finals and set a record four times. When Edwin returned a parade was thrown in which he used our limo services.

    Besides running, Edwin is a reformer of drug testing eligibility in the Olympics. In 2000, he was elected the chairman of Laureus World Sports Academy, an organization of world class athletes.

  • Erma Bombeck

    Known for her wit, Erma Bombbeck was born on 21st, February in Dayton, Ohio. She found humor in everyday life experiences of being a mother and wife and shared it with her readers. Her humor column entitled At Wit’ developed quite a following and it gave voice to housewives.

    Ibesides her entertaining column, Erma wrote magazines such as Good Housekeeping and authored several popular books. In mid 1970s, Erma became a TV personality. In 1992, Erma Bombbeck was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 22nd April, 1996.

  • Roger Clemens

    Born on 4th August, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, Roger Clemens is a retired American baseball pitcher. He played 24 seasons in MLB (Major League Baseball) for four teams and the most dominant player pitcher in the history of Major league.

    Clemens is a two time world series champion, an 11 time all start and won 7 Cy Young Awards during his career which is more than any other pitcher in history. He was famous for his hard throwing pitching style and competitive nature that he used to intimidate batters. After retiring, Clemens pitched for the Astros and later led a club for its first ever world series. Clemens and team celebrated their victory with a stunning party bus for the night!

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