James Dean, an American film actor was born in Marion, on February 8, 1931.
Kurt Vonnegut, an American writer was born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922.
Indiana interesting fact...
Twenty-two graduates of Purdue University became astronauts. Included in those twenty-two are, Gus Grissom (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts), Neil Armstrong (the first person to walk on the moon), and Eugene Cernan (the last person to walk on the moon).