Who the heck are Hoosiers? Hoosier is the official nickname for a resident of the U . S . State of Indiana . Although residents of most U . S . states typically adopt a derivative of the state name, e.g., Indianan or Indianian , natives of Indiana never use these demonyms. The State of Indiana adopted the nickname " Hoosier State " more than 150 years ago.
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Michael Jackson The King of Pop Go Mikey! I love you! MJ was born in 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was an American singer - songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, published poet, businessman, philanthropist and record producer . Referred to as the King of Pop , he is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records while also being regarded as one of the most influential .
Larry Joe Bird was born December 7, 1956 and is a retired American NBA basketball player. Bird is considered as one of the greatest players of all time, to which his twelve All - Star team nominations are a testament .
David Michael Letterman was born April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American television host and comedian . He hosts the late night television talk show , Late Show with David Letterman .
Amelia Mary Earhart was born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939 ) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author . Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross , awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean . She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety - Nines , an organization for female pilots.
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 and died April 15, 1865 . He grew up in Indiana and served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War , preserving the Union and ending slavery.
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