What do Michael Jackson, Steve McQueen, James Dean and Larry Bird all have in common? They are all from Indiana… at least they were born here. Who is the most notable person from your hometown? An interactive map shows every city on the planet and who is the most famous person from there. The map is showing birthplaces of the most “notable people” around the world. Data has been processed to show only one person for each unique geographic location with the highest notability rank. To view the entire map, click here.
Who Are The Most Famous People From The Indianapolis Area?
According to the interactive map, the most famous from Indy are Kurt Vonnegut and Steve McQueen, sorry Hammer. Kurt Vonnegut was an American writer known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, 3 short-story collections, 5 plays, and 5 nonfiction works. Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, was an actor whose antihero persona, emphasized during the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw. In 1974, McQueen, born in Beech Grove, was the highest paid actor in the world.
The map says it requires a person to be born in said city to be considered. The map does not necessarily reflect if the person lived there long.
Who Are The Most Notable Southern Indiana Hoosiers?
In the southern part of the state, the map lists Mike Pence, John Mellencamp, Florence Henderson, Larry Bird and Gus Grissom. United States Senator Mike Braun is on the index. As you scroll over Braun’s name, a window pops up which states:
His Notability rank: 110244
Is alive: Probably yes
Which Notable People Will Appear If We Head North of Indy?
If you mouse north over Indiana, you’ll find names like Axl Rose, Greg Kinnear, Cole Porter and James Dean. If you zoom in farther, you will see more names pop up. However, the “notability index score” increases. You can also narrow down your search by breaking up the names into categories of Culture, Science & Discovery, Leadership and Sports & Games.
Who Is Prominent From Northern Indiana?
He ranks in the top 6 of high-profile people in the country and perhaps the most noted person from the entire state. The honor goes to Michael Jackson from Gary, Indiana. Carole Lombard, Jim Gaffigan and Howard Hawks can be found on the map in the northern part of the state too.
Donald Trump ranked at number 2 in regards to notability for the entire country (from New York) but after 10 minutes of searching for #1, I gave up. Who do you think is the most notable person in the country?
The map creator is Topi Tjukanov. He is a map-maker and stated on his Twitter feed that this map was his most viral to date.