Famous People From New Hampshire
The following are famous people who were either born or raised in
the state of NH.
President Franklin Pierce
President Franklin Pierce was born in
Hillsboro, New Hampshire on 11/23/1804. Pierce was the 14th president serving
Matt Bonner was born 04/05/1980 in
He is a basketball player
currently playing with the San Antonio Spurs.
He attended high school at
Concord High School and took his high school basketball team to
three state championships.
After high school, Matt Bonner
attended the University of Florida where he then played for the
Chicago Bulls as well as the Florida Gators.
Chris Carpenter was born in Exeter NH
He is currently a starting
pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals where he has been since 2003.
He started his baseball career
in 1997 at the age of 22 with the Toronto Blue Jays.
He played with the Blue Jays
Carlton Fisk was born 12/26/1947 in
Bellow Falls, Vermont.
He was pretty much raised across
the river in Charlestown NH.
He graduated from Charleston
He then attended the University
of NH where he played baseball as well as basketball.
Carlton Fisk was drafted by the
Boston Red Sox in 1967 and he played as a catcher.
He retired in 1993 and was
inducted in to the Hall of fame in 2000.
Bode Miller was born Samuel Bode Miller
in Easton on 10/12/1977.
Bode grew up in Franconia NH
which is the heart of ski country here in New Hampshire.
He became well-known during the
2002 Winter Olympics where he won two silver medals in the giant
slalom and combined events.
Bode is also a four time world
Robert Tewksbury (Bob) was born in
Concord NH on 11/30/1960.
He is a former Major League
Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals for 5 years but also
played for the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota
Tewksbury now works as a sports
psychologist for the Boston Red Sox.
Triple H was born Paul Michael Levesque
on 07/27/1969 in Nashua.
Paul Levesque graduated from Nashua High School in 1986.
I had a chance to meet Triple H at a
restaurant in Bedford NH about 8 years ago.
I have been a wrestling fan
since I was a kid and use to watch wrestling with my grandfather.
So I knew who Triple H was.
He began his wrestling career in
1993 with World Championship Wrestling. He joined World Wrestling
Entertainment two years later where he remains a wrestler today.
Dan Brown was born 06/22/1964 in Exeter
He is well known for his work as the
author of the 2003 bestselling novel, the Da Vinci Code.
As of 2009, Dan has sold more
than 80 million copies of his novels.
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco,
California on 03/26/1874.
He was a famous poet who died in
Boston, Mass on 01/26/1963.
He married young while he was
attending Harvard and he lived on a farm in Derry NH with his young
He was an English teacher for 6
years in NH before moving to London in 1912 where he published his
first poetry book.
He died at the age of 88 from
complications from prostate surgery.
Alan Shepard was born in Derry NH on
11/18/1923 and passed away on 07/21/1998 in Pebble Beach,
He was a rear admiral in the US
Navy and is most famous for being the second person and the first
American in space and the 5th person to walk on the moon.
Christa McAuliffe was born Sharon
Christa Corrigan McAuliffe on 09/24/1948 in Boston, Mass.
She graduated with a bachelorís
degree in Education and history from Framingham State College and a
Master of Arts degree from Bowie State University.
She was a social studies teacher
at Concord High School in Concord NH from 1982 until her tragic
death at the age of 37 in 1986.
On 01/28/1986, she and six other
crew members of the space shuttle Challenger perished 73 seconds
She was the first teacher aboard
to Space Shuttle headed for space.
Seth Meyers was born 12/28/1973 in
Seth is best known for his role
as head writer for Saturday night Live and anchoring its weekly news
sketch Weekend Update.
His brother, Josh, was born
01/08/1976 and is famous for his roles on MAD TV and That 70ís Show.
He played the role of randy.
Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New
York on 09/09/1966.
He and his family moved to NH
when he was 5.
He graduated from Central High
School in Manchester NH.
He is best known for his comedy
roles in "Big Daddy," "Anger Management," "Liar, Liar" and "Mr.
Deeds" but he also had success in romance and drama films such as
The Wedding Singer and Spanglish.
Sarah Silverman was born 12/01/1970 in
She is best known for addressing
social taboos and controversial topics such as religion and race in
her comedy acts.
She has appeared on Saturday
Night live and now has her own show on Comedy Central called The
Sarah Silverman Program.
Tom Bergeron was born in Haverhill,
Mass on 05/06/1955.
He is best known for his hosting
abilities on Americanís Funniest Home Videos and Dancing with the
Even though he hails from Mass,
he was a well known DJ in the seacoast area in NH.
His first TV job was as the host
of a local game show, Granite State Challenge, on NH Public
Samantha Brown was born 03/31/1969 in
Dallas Texas, but her family moved to Derry NH when she was young.
I am a huge fan of Samantha and
I never knew she was a NH native until I was doing research for this
Samantha is best known for her
shows on the Travel Channel such as Great Hotels and Great Weekends.
Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James
Padavona on 07/10/1942 in
I was a huge fan of the heavy
metal group, Dio all through high school and even today.
Ronnie James is the lead singer
for the group.
He has also been with Black
Dioís most popular songs were
Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark.
Mandy Moore was born 04/10/1984 in
Mandy is a singer, actress and
She has sold more than 10
million records worldwide.
Her popular hits were Crush and
In My Pocket.
She has appeared on the big
screen in movies such as "Chasing Liberty" and "A Walk to Remember."
Steven Tyler was born Steven Victor
Tallarico on 03/26/1948 in Yonkers, NY.
Tyler spent many summers in the
Lake Sunapee area of New Hampshire where he would eventually meet
his future band members.
Tule is most notable for being
the lead singer of the rock group, Aerosmith and is the father of
Liz Tyler. Recently, Steven Tyler was seen at the Hopkinton State
Fair in the Fall of 2009.
Pamela Smart was born 08/16/1967.
She is currently serving a life
sentence for first degree murder for her role in the death of her
She had an affair with a 15-year
old student and convinced him and three of his friends to kill her
The murder quickly became
national news and a movie about the murder was made soon after. The
movie "Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story" where
Helen Hunt played the role of Pamela Smart. Pamela was born in Coral
Her family moved to Derry NH
when she was a young girl.
Pam Smart was found guilty of
her husbandís murder on 03/22/1991.
She is currently serving her
sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in NY.
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