People of North Carolina and Florida throughout history (North Carolina …
People of North Carolina and Florida throughout history
Charlie Duke - from Charlotte became one of only 12 people to ever walk on the surface of the moon!
Henry Frye - Greensboro attorney became the first African-American to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1983.
Billy Graham - one of the most famous evangelical preacher in the world from Charlotte he was voted 48 times to a list of the most admired men in the world
Andrew Jackson - Born in Western North Carolina, Jackson was the 7th President of the United States.
Terry Sanford - Laurinburg native had a great political career, including service as the Governor of North Carolina, a term as a U.S. Senator, and two presidential campaigns.
Howard Cosell - a famous sports commentator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
John Coltrane - From Hamlet, North Carolina, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. - From Kannapolis, North Carolina he became one of the most popular race car drivers in NASCAR history.
Jim Hunter - From Perquimans County was a pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics and the New York Yankees, known as "Catfish".
Michael Jordan - One of the best basketball players of all time from Wilmington North Carolina
Virginia Dare - The first child born of English parents in the "New World", born August 18, 1587, in Roanoke.
Wallace Amos - Founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Corporation, he was born in Tallahassee.
Faye Dunaway - Academy Award-winning actress who started in Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown and Network, was born in Bascom, FL.
Fernando Bujones - Thought to be one of the finest male ballet dancers of the 20th century, born in Miami.
Sidney Poitier - The First African-American actor to win an Oscar, for "Lilies of the Fields;" and was born in Miami.
Joseph W. Stilwell - Well known army general from Palatka
Carl Hiaasen - Satirical novelist, columnist and journalist was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale.
Jacqueline Cochran - Pilot who organized women pilots during World War II, she was born in Pensacola.
Harry T. Moore - 1930-40's Civil Rights worker, and born in Houston.
David Robinson - Basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs he is from Key West.
Don Sutton - A famous baseball player originally from Pensacola
Jason Derulo - Famous singer of this era from Miramar.
Jim Morrison - Singer-songwriter from Melbourne.
Deion Sanders - American football player born in Fort Myers.