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, Jr.in 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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