Women.Born.Alive | 10.22

22 oct 1833 Emily Huntington Miller
Emily Huntington Miller (22 oct 1833 – 02 nov 1913 | Brooklyn CT – Northfield MN) poet, author, educator, hymn writer, laid groundwork for formation of National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
22 oct 1834 Abigail Scott Duniway
Abigail Scott Duniway (22 oct 1834 – 11 oct 1915 | Groveland IL – Portland OR) writer, suffragist, women’s rights activist, newspaper editor / publisher | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
22 oct 1836 Mary Jane McAfee Atkins
Mary Jane McAfee Atkins (22 oct 1836 – 13 oct 1911 | Harrodsburg KY – Colorado Springs CO) heiress, teacher, philanthropist, founded Kansas City Art Museum [now known as Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art] | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Annie Louise Cary (22 oct 1842 – 03 apr 1921 | Wayne ME – Norwalk CT) opera / concert singer

Charlotte Champe Stearns Eliot (22 oct 1843 – 10 sep 1929 | Baltimore MD – Cambridge MA) poet, teacher, social worker, literary family member (wife to T. S. Eliot)

Harriette Merrifield Forbes (22 oct 1856 – 1951 | Worcester MA – Westborough MA) author, gardener, historian, photographer

Sara Ware Bassett (22 oct 1872 – 18 jul 1968 | Newton MA – Boston MA) children’s novelist, kindergarten teacher, educational non-fiction writer

Harriet Chalmers Adams (22 oct 1875 – 17 jul 1937 | Stockton CA – Nice, France) writer, explorer, lecturer, photographer

Mary Cabot Wheelwright (22 oct 1878 – 29 jul 1958 | Boston MA – Sutton Island ME) author, anthropologist, art collector, philanthropist, founded Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art [now Wheelwright Museum], funded Indian Arts Fund / New Mexico Historical Society / Spanish Colonial Arts Society

Christia Daniels Adair (22 oct 1893 – 31 dec 1989 | Victoria TX – Houston TX) teacher, suffragist, civil rights activist, executive secretary of Houston NAACP, co-founder of Harris County Democrats, first African–American woman elected to TX Democratic Executive Committee [refused to sit in protest], first female general board member of Methodist Episcopal Church

Marjorie Flack (22 oct 1897 – 29 aug 1958 | Greenport NY – Rockport MA) children’s book author, namesake for Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction at Anne Arundel Community College

Constance Bennett (22 oct 1904 – 24 jul 1965 | New York NY – Fort Dix NJ) radio / film / television actress, founded cosmetics / clothing companies, relief entertainer for US troops stationed in Europe

Dorothy Shoemaker McDiarmid (22 oct 1906 – 08 jun 1994 | Waco TX – Fairfax VA) teacher, real estate broker, Quaker activist, Virginia State legislator

Henriette Wyeth Hurd (22 oct 1907 – 03 apr 1997 | Chadds Ford PA – Roswell NM) portrait / still life painter

Kathleen Ankers (22 oct 1919 – 24 oct 2001 | Ealing UK – New York NY) actress, television show scenic designer

Phyllis Kenner Robinson (22 oct 1921 – 31 dec 2010 | New York NY – New York NY) copywriter, advertiser, public relations expert, Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) agency founder

Edith Kawelohea Kapule McKinzie (22 oct 1925 – 21 oct 2014 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) author, educator, geneaologist, hula / Hawaiian chant expert, director of Hawaiian Language Newspaper Index

Ann Rae Stackhouse Rule (22 oct 1931 – 26 jul 2015 | Lowell MI – Burien WA) author, essayist, true crime writer, law enforcement officer, pen name Andy Stack

Louise Munro Foley (22 oct 1933 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian-American, copy editor, essayist, writing instructor, children’s / young adult author

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (22 oct 1941 – Brooklyn NY) author, historian, professor, African-American women’s history specialist

Judith Susan [Judy] Blum Sheindlin (22 oct 1942 – Brooklyn NY) author, attorney, tv personality,  aka Judge Judy

Pam Zekman (22 oct 1944 – Chicago IL) former competitive figure skater, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter

Simone Campbell (22 oct 1945 – Santa Monica CA) lawyer, lobbyist, executive director of NETWORK, Catholic religious Sister of Social Service

Ellie Mathews (22 oct 1945 – Port Angeles WA) memoirist, children’s author, young adult novelist, cartographer, graphic artist, prize-winning cook

Mary Jo Bang (22 oct 1946 – Waynesville MO) poet

Debbie Macomber (22 oct 1948 – Yakima WA) romance novelist, contemporary women’s fiction writer

Linda Swartz Taglialetela (22 oct 1949 – Broome County NY) US diplomat, Ambassador to Barbados

Elizabeth Grace Hay (22 oct 1951 – Owen Sound, Ontario) novelist, short story writer

Ann Holmes Redding (22 oct 1951 – Cheyney PA) writer, speaker, teacher, preacher, former Episcopal priest defrocked for becoming Muslim

Peggy Laurayne Smith Baker (22 oct 1952 – Edmonton, Alberta) modern dancer, teacher, choreographer

Julie Dash (22 oct 1952 – New York NY) author, filmmaker, film director, producer, screenwriter

Joanna De Souza (22 oct 1955 – Whitby, Ontario) Kathak dancer, teacher, choreographer, sole Canadian artist to earn master’s degree in Kathak dance

[Mary] Jane Bunnett (22 oct 1956 – Toronto, Canada) flautist, pianist, musician, educator, bandleader, soprano saxophonist, Afro-Cuban music specialist

Claire Robling (22 oct 1956 – Chanhassen MN) journalist, freelance writer, state legislator

Sally Jenkins (22 oct 1960 – Fort Worth TX) author, feature writer, newspaper sports columnist

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Women.Born.Alive | 10.21

21 oct 1813 Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore
Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore (21 oct 1813 – 11 aug 1881 | Morristown NJ – Buffalo NY) heiress, eccentric, second wife of former US President Millard Fillmore | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
21 oct 1844 Martha [Mattie] Whitney Summerhayes
Martha [Mattie] Whitney Summerhayes (21 oct 1844 – 12 may 1926 | Nantucket MA – Schenectady NY) memoirist, travel writer, world traveler, pioneer Army wife, autobiographical author | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
21 oct 1868 Margaret Eleanor Theodora Addison
Margaret Eleanor Theodora Addison (21 oct 1868 – 18 dec 1940 | Horning’s Mills, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) diarist, educator, first dean of women at Victoria College, Ontario | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Josephine Lovett (21 oct 1877 – 17 sep 1958 | San Francisco CA – Rancho Santa Fe CA) actress, adapter, scenario writer, screenwriter, riding club co-founder

Marion Nicholl Rawson (21 oct 1878 – 04 dec 1956 | Plainfield NJ – Providence RI) artist, author, lecturer, illustrator

Julia Lynch Olin (21 oct 1882 – 11 mar 1961 | Glen Cove NY – New York NY) author,  publisher, member of Bahá’í faith [later expelled], autobiographical author, founded New History Society in NYC, formed educational association / monthly magazine The Caravan of East and West

Clara Elizabeth Chan Lee (21 oct 1886 – 05 oct 1993 | Portland OR – Alameda CA) first Chinese-American woman to register to vote in US, founded Chinese Women’s Jeloab [Self-Reliance] Association

Lucile Paterson Marsh (21 oct 1890 – 07 1978 | Rapid City IA – New York NY) artist, teacher at Art Students League of New York, illustrator for posters / billboards /  magazine covers / advertisements

Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein (21 oct 1896 – 1985 | Gomel, Belorussia – New York NY) poet, lecturer, screenwriter, Russian-born Canadian Yiddish writer

Yolande Du Bois (21 oct 1900 – 1961 | Atlanta GA – Baltimore MD) author, teacher, activist, literary family member, involved with the Harlem Renaissance

Lillian Gertrud Asplund (21 oct 1906 – 06 may 2006 | Worcester MA – Shrewsbury MA) folk figure, rare Titanic survivor with memories of event

Mary Blair (21 oct 1911 – 26 jul 1978 | McAlester OK – Soquel CA) artist, animator, designer, children’s book illustrator, born Mary Browne Robinson, produced projects for The Walt Disney Company

Eleanor Coen Kahn (21 oct 1916 – 09 jul 2010 | Normal IL – Chicago IL) American painter, author, art teacher

Claire Neikind Sterling (21 oct 1919 – 17 jun 1995 | Queens NY – Arezzo, Italy) journalist, crime / terrorism / political assassination author

Celia Cruz (21 oct 1925 – 16 jul 2003 | Havana, Cuba – Fort Lee NJ) Cuban-American, singer, performer, autobiographical author, aka The Queen of Cuban Salsa, née Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad

Marga Richter (21 oct 1926 – Reedsburg WI) opera, ballet, chorus, orchestra, solo instrument, chamber ensemble composer, Long Island Composers Alliance co-founder / co-director / president / vice-president

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (21 oct 1927 – 02 dec 2008 | Milwaukee WI – La Cañada Flintridge CA) writer, memoirist, filmmaker, ethnographer, Middle Eastern scholar

Fran Deitsch Landesman (21 oct 1927 – 23 jul 2011 | New York NY – London, England) poet, singer, lyricist, performer, open marriage advocate

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (21 oct 1929 – 22 jan 2018 | Berkeley CA – Portland OR) sci-fi / fantasy novelist, short story writer, children’s book author

Zdena Salivarová (21 oct 1933 – Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech-Canadian writer, publisher, translator

Frances FitzGerald (21 oct 1940 – New York NY) author, historian, journalist

Julie Parrish (21 oct 1940 – 01 oct 2003 | Middlesboro KY – Los Angeles CA) author, essayist, tv / film / stage actress, domestic violence recovery activist, née Ruby Joyce Wilbar

Judith Susan Blum Sheindlin (21 oct 1942 – New York NY) author, aka Judge Judy, prosecution lawyer, television personality, television producer, former Manhattan prosecution lawyer

Carole Shammas (21 oct 1943 – Los Angeles CA) author, academic, historian

Suzanne Jill Levine (21 oct 1946 – New York NY) poet, critic, translator, translation scholar

Florence [Ai] Anthony (21 oct 1947 – 20 mar 2010 | Albany TX – Stillwater OK) poet, educator

Suzanne Jill Levine (21 oct 1946 – New York NY) poet, critic, biographer, translator, translation scholar, specialist in Latin American literature

Anita Mann (21 oct 1946 – Detroit MI) dancer, actress, choreographer

Meg Brussert (21 oct 1949 – Chicago IL) singer, actress, university professor

Ada Fisher (21 oct 1947 – Durham NC) teacher, conservative politician, civil rights activist, retired physician, rural health clinic / substance abuse director

Mary Elizabeth Bray Pipher (21 oct 1947 – Springfield MO) author, clinical psychologist, political activist

Shulamit Ran (21 oct 1949 – Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli-American composer

Jane Ellen Ibur (21 oct 1950 – St. Louis MO) poet, arts educator, literacy activist, former co-anchor / co-producer of literary radio show Literature for the Halibut, founder / poet educator of innovative Community Arts Training (CAT), facilitates writing workshops Pets and Writers Ink for students / veterans / prisoners

Patricia Ann [Patti] Reagan Davis (21 oct 1952 – Los Angeles CA) author, actress

Amy Laura Ephron (21 oct 1952 – Beverly Hills CA) novelist, journalist, screenwriter, film producer

Ann M. Dolan Mulcahy (21 oct 1952 – Rockville Center NY) businesswoman, retired CEO / Chair of Xerox Corporation

Molly Nesbitt (21 oct 1952 – near Rochester NY) author, curator, feminist, essayist, lecturer, art historian, professor of art at Vassar, contributing editor at Artforum, focus on modern / contemporary art / film / photography

Ann Carlson (21 oct 1954 – Park Ridge IL) dancer, choreographer, performance artist, explores contemporary social issues

Helen Catherine Hardwicke (21 oct 1955 – Cameron TX) screenwriter, film director, production designer

Carrie Frances Fisher (21 oct 1956 – 27 dec 2016 | Burbank CA – Los Angeles CA) actress, novelist, screenwriter, performance artist

Lisa Hopp (21 oct 1956 – Sioux City IA) author, Dean and Professor of Nursing at Purdue, founder / director of Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Nieca Goldberg (21 oct 1957 – US) author, physician, cardiologist, pioneer in women’s hearth health

Julie Bell (21 oct 1958 – Beaumont TX) fantasy artist, wildlife painter, former bodybuilder

Marie-Josée Fortin (21 oct 1958 – Canada) author, essayist, professor Canada Research Chair in spatial ecology at University of Toronto

H. Kassia [Kass] Fleisher (21 oct 1959 – Wilmington DE) fiction / creative non-fiction author

Dana Kletter (21 oct 1959 – Baltimore MD) musician, novelist, essayist, short fiction writer

Brigitte Gabriel (21 oct 1964 – Marjayoun, Lebanon) author, lecturer, journalist, political activist, aka Nour Saman and Brigitte Tudor, founder of two non-profit political organizations American Congress For Truth and ACT! for America

Women.Born.Alive | 10.20

20 oct 1832 Ellen Hardin Walworth
Ellen Hardin Walworth (20 oct 1832 – 23 jun 1915 | Jacksonville IL – Washington DC) poet, author, editor, attorney, historian, biographer, social activist, domestic violence survivor / advocate, historic preservationist, Daughters of the American Revolution co-founder | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
20 oct 1858 Elizabeth Bradwell Helmer
Elizabeth [Bessie] Bradwell Helmer (20 oct 1858 – 10 jan 1927 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) attorney, publisher, Great Chicago Fire survivor, women’s rights activist / advocate | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
20 oct 1873 Frances Alice Kellor
Frances Alice Kellor (20 oct 1873 – 04 jan 1952 | Columbus OH – New York NY) author, essayist, social reformer / investigator, focus on women and immigrants | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Nellie Mooney McClung (20 oct 1873 – 01 sep 1951 | Chatsworth, Ontario – Victoria, British Columbia ) novelist, legislator, suffragist, social activist, non-fiction author, one of Canada’s Famous Five

Inglis Fletcher (20 oct 1879 – 30 may 1969 | Alton IL – Wilmington NC) novelist, playwright

Anita Miller Smith (20 oct 1893 – 1968 | Torresdale PA – Woodstock NY) artist, author, herbalist, historian, impressionist and regionalist painter

Isabel Dawn (20 oct 1897 – 29 jun 1966 | Evansville IN – Woodland Hills CA) actress, screenwriter, aka Isabel L. Seitz de Gaw

Enolia Pettigen McMillan (20 oct 1904 – 24 oct 2006 | Willow Grove PA – Stevenson MD) educator, community leader, civil rights activist, first female national president of National Association of Colored People (NAACP)

Arlene Francis Kazanjian (20 oct 1907 – 31 may 2001 | Boston MA – San Francisco CA) actress, memoirist, radio talk show host, tv game show panelist, autobiographical author

Cleo Hartwig (20 oct 1907 – 18 jun 1988 | Webberville MI – New York NY) sculptor

Janet Rosenberg Jagan (20 oct 1920 – 28 mar 2009 | Chicago IL – Belém, Brazil) poet, children’s author-publisher, social / political / women’s rights activist, first female Prime Minister and first female President of Guyana

Kathryn [Kitty] Hach-Darrow (20 oct 1922 – Bucklin MO) chemist, aviator, water quality researcher, philanthropist, first female director American Water Works

Mary Fuller McChesney (20 oct 1922 – Wichita KS) author, sculptor, biographer, art historian

Joyce Diane Bauer Brothers (20 oct 1927 – 13 may 2013 | Brooklyn NY – Fort Lee NJ) author, columnist, psychologist, television personality

Alice Friman (20 oct 1933 – New York NY) poet, creative writing professor, radio podcaster, Indiana Writers’ Center co-founder

Byllye Yvonne Avery (20 oct 1937 – DeLand FL) documentary filmmaker, health care activist, founded US National Black Women’s Health Project

Dolores Hicks Hart (20 oct 1938 – Chicago IL) former actress, Catholic religious sister, autobiographical author

Joanna Simon (20 oct 1940 – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano, arts correspondent, real estate broker

Jacqueline [Jackie] Winsor (20 oct 1941 – St John’s, Newfoundland) Canadian-American sculptor, post-minimal / anti-form / process artist

Charlotte Sue Brown (20 oct 1943 – Cleveland OH) television writer / director / producer, first woman showrunner of primetime network television series

Noreen Corcoran (20 oct 1943 – 15 jan 2016 | Quincy MA – Van Nuys CA) actress, dancer, theatre arts / dance member

Jo Ellen Bogart (20 oct 1945 – Houston TX) lyricist, US-Canadian, children’s book author

Maureen Seaton (20 oct 1947 – Elizabeth NJ) GBT poet, activist, memoirist, professor of English

Jean Elizabeth Howard (20 oct 1948 – Houlton ME) author, feminist, Shakespeare scholar, English studies professor, academic board member and consultant

Angela Alioto (20 oct 1949 – San Francisco CA) attorney, politician, memoirist, political family member, Secular Franciscan Order member, Knights of Francis at Porziuncola Nuova founder

Susan Deer Cloud (20 oct 1950 – Livingston Manor NY) poet, editor, Catskill native, aka Susan Clements, creative writing professor, fiction / non-fiction writer

Nikki Grimes (20 oct 1950 – New York NY) poet, journalist, young adult novelist, children’s picture book author

Elodie Lauten (20 oct 1950 – 03 jun 2014 Paris, France – New York NY) née Genevieve Schecroun, microtonalist / postminimalist composer

Melanie Joy Mayron (20 oct 1952 – Philadelphia PA) actress, film / television director

Peggy Grisham (20 oct 1954 – 14 mar 2016 | Buffalo NY – Silver Spring MD) health care journalist, Kaiser Health News co-founder

Rebecca Mercuri (20 oct 1954 – US) computer security expert, forensic computing investigator, founded Notable Software computer security and forensics consulting company, developed Mercuri method for testing / verifying electronic voting machines

Hillary Carlip (20 oct 1956 – Los Angeles CA) author, visual artist, founder, co-president, executive creative director of teen web network

Hilda Lucia Solis (20 oct 1957 – Los Angeles CA) politician, college prep advocate, social / labor activist, member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Lynn Elizabeth Beaulieu Flewelling (20 oct 1958 – Presque Isle ME) serial fantasy fiction author

Valerie Faris (20 oct 1958 – Los Angeles CA) film director, music video producer

Sheri Salata (20 oct 1959 – Georgia US) producer, memoirist, co-founder / president of Story brand / media company, former co-owner Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Louisiana Bendolph (20 oct 1960 – Boykin AL) visual artist, art quilt maker, associated with The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Women.Born.Alive | 10.19

19 oct 1813 Anna Murray-Douglass
Anna Murray-Douglass (19 oct 1813 – 04 aug 1882 | Denton MD – Washington DC) African-American abolitionist, Underground Railroad activist, first wife of Frederick Douglass | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
19 oct 1835 Amanda Theodocia Jones
Amanda Theodocia Jones (19 oct 1835 – 31 mar 1914 | East Bloomfield NY – Brooklyn NY) poet, author, inventor, suffragist, spiritualist, Jones Process vacuum canning company founder | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
19 oct 1840 Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton (19 oct 1840 – 11 jan 1922 | Rochester NY – Wakefield MA) teacher, Civil War Union nurse, religious Sister of Charity, left Catholic Church and Sisters of Charity, converted to Baptist Church, president National Army Nurse Association | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Annie Smith Peck (19 oct 1850 – 18 jul 1935 | Providence RI – New York NY) author, lecturer, feminist, suffragist, adventurer, mountaineer, travel writer

Bertha Knight Landes (19 oct 1868 – 29 nov 1943 | Ware MA – Ann Arbor MI) Seattle WA mayor, women’s activist, first female elected to govern major US city

M. Ozella Shields Head (19 oct 1869 – unknown | Macon GA – unknown) Southern romance novelist

Emma Bell Miles (19 oct 1879 – 19 mar 1919 | Evansville IN – Chattanooga TN) poet, artist, author, focus on Southern Appalachian culture / natural world, one first writers to show appreciation for Appalachian music / culture

Fannie Hurst (19 oct 1885 – 23 feb 1968 | Hamilton OH – New York NY) novelist, social activist, playwright, film writer, short story writer, autobiographical author

Lucy Wilson (19 oct 1888 – 22 sep 1980 | Bloomington IL – Wellesley MA) academic, professor of physics and psychology, focus on vision / optics / x-ray spectroscopy

Elizabeth [Bessie] Freedman Breuer (19 oct 1893 – 26 sep 1975 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) writer, novelist, journalist, playwright

Lois Meek Stolz (19 oct 1894 – 24 oct 1984 | Washington DC – Palo Alto CA) author, educator, psychologist, adult education activist

Consuelo [Connie] Northrop Bailey (19 oct 1899 – 09 sep 1976 | Sheldon VT – Burlington VT) attorney, politician, women’s activist, autobiographical author

Laura Margolis Jarblum (19 oct 1903 – 09 sep 1991 | Constantinople, Ottoman Empire – Brookline MA) social worker, first female Country Director / overseas field agent representative American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Elizabeth Armstrong Wood (19 oct 1912 – 23 mar 2006 | New York NY – Upper Darby PA) author, crystallographer, first woman scientist at Bell Labs, research focus on electromagnetic properties of crystals

Margaret Hunt Hill (19 oct 1915 – 14 jun 2007 | Lake Village AR – Dallas TX) heiress, philanthropist, resort owner, landscape artist, founder / director Dallas County Heritage Society

Beatrix Hamburg (19 oct 1923 – 15 apr 2018 | Jacksonville FL – Washington DC) author, child and adolescent psychiatrist, first African-American to attend Vassar College, first African-American woman to attend Yale Medical School

Ruth Carter Stevenson (19 oct 1923 – 06 jan 2013 | Fort Worth TX – Fort Worth TX) patron of arts, founder / first board president Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Phyllis Morris (19 oct 1925 – 05 sep 1988 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) furniture designer, interior decorator, aka Designer to the Stars, founded Phyllis Morris Originals

Marjorie Louise Tallchief (19 oct 1926 – Fairfax OK) Osage, ballerina, first Native American named première danseuse étoile for Paris Opera Ballet

Marion Irvine (19 oct 1929 – San Francisco CA) school teacher and administrator,  former marathon runner, aka Sister Bonaventure and the Flying Nun, then-oldest person [in 1984] to participate in United States Olympic Trials in track and field

Joan Semmel (19 oct 1932 – New York NY) painter, writer, feminist, professor

Cynthia Arden Brown Kelly (19 oct 1933 – 29 mar 2015 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) teacher, patron of arts / artists, political family member

Benita Valente (19 oct 1934 – Delano CA) operatic soprano

Sylvia Celeste Browne (19 oct 1936 – 20 nov 2013 | Kansas City MO – San Jose CA) author, psychic, spiritual medium

Johnnetta Betsch Cole (19 oct 1936 – Jacksonville FL) author, educator, college president, humanitarian, cultural anthropologist

Renata Adler (19 oct 1937 – Milan, Italy) American author, journalist, film critic

Doris Wood Schattschneider (19 oct 1939 – Staten Island NY) author, biographer, mathematician, tessellation / tiling expert

Maryse Holder (19 oct 1940 – ?? sep 1977 | Paris, France – Mexico City, Mexico) American feminist, memoirist, murder victim

Anne Hendricks Bass (19 oct 1941 – Indianapolis IN) investor, art collector, philanthropist, documentary filmmaker

Cora Cohen (19 oct 1943 – New York NY) abstract artist working with altered x-rays, paintings, drawings, photographs

Kathleen Hurst Hughes (19 oct 1944 – Tooele UT) LDS leader, educator

Patricia Ireland (19 oct 1945 – Oak Park IL) feminist, women’s rights activist, autobiographical author, former president National Organization for Women (NOW), national presidential campaign manager

Grace Paine Terzian (19 oct 1952 – Boston MA) chief communications officer of MediaDC

[Nazik] Cynthia Cozette Lee (19 oct 1953 – Pittsburgh PA) librettist, classical music composer, first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with Masters of Arts in music composition

Deborah Blum (19 oct 1954 – Urbana IL) author, journalist, professor, Pulitzer Prize laureate

Noenoe K. Silva (19 oct 1954 – Oahu HI) author, scholar, political science professor

Betsy Dehaas Holden (19 oct 1955 – Lubbock TX) businesswoman, corporate director

Tonette Marie Tarentino Walker (19 oct 1955 – Milwaukee WI) social activist, First Lady of Wisconsin, trauma-education activist and advocate

Heather Heidelbaugh (19 oct 1958 – St. Louis MO) author, lawyer, public speaker and commentator

Susan Straight (19 oct 1960 – Riverside CA) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Women.Born.Alive | 10.18

18 oct 1818 Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet
Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet (18 oct 1818 – 03 jun 1877 | Sodus Point NY – New York NY) poet, author, editor, historian, translator, first to record lives of American Revolutionary women | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
18 oct 1836 Ellen Browning Scripps
Ellen Browning Scripps (18 oct 1836 – 03 aug 1932 | London, England – La Jolla CA) editor, journalist, philanthropist, women’s education / democratic principles advocate, funded La Jolla Women’s Club building, founded Scripps College / Scripps Aquarium / The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) / Scripps Institute of Oceanography [and many more]| women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
18 oct 1847 Emma Elizabeth Brown
Emma Elizabeth Brown (18 oct 1847 –  1907 | Concord NH – Massachusetts) poet, artist, author, essayist, biographer, watercolorist, pen names: B.E.E. and E.E.Brown | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Sarah Tyson Rorer (18 oct 1849 – 27 dec 1937 | Richboro PA – Colebrook PA) author, domestic science pioneer educator, Pennsylvania Chautauqua School of Domestic Science director

Helen Reimensnyder Martin (18 oct 1868 – 29 jun 1939 | Lancaster PA – New Canaan CT) novelist, short fiction writer, focus on Pennsylvania Dutch / Amish / Mennonite

Flora Elizabeth Burchenal (18 oct 1875 – 21 nov 1959 | Richmond IN – Brooklyn NY) dancer, author, folk dance educator, founded American Folk Dance Society

Pauline Newman (18 oct 1887 – 08 apr 1986 | Kaunas, Lithuania –  New York NY) labor activist, first female general organizer of International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union / education director of ILGWU Health Center

Fannie Hurst (18 oct 1889 – 23 feb 1968 | Hamilton OH – New York NY) novelist, screenwriter, short fiction author, creative writing professor

Esther Walker (18 oct 1894 – 26 jul 1943 | Peewee Valley KY – Dallas TX) singer, philanthropist, musical comedy performer, co-founded Hoblitzelle Foundation

Isabel Briggs Myers (18 oct 1897 – 05 may 1980 | Washington DC – Swarthmore PA) author, personality inventory co-creator

Lotte Lenya (18 oct 1898 – 27 nov 1981 | Vienna, Austria-Hungary – New York NY) singer, actress, diseuse, Austrian-American, letter correspondent

Evelyn Domenica Berckman (18 oct 1900 – 18 sep 1978 | Philadelphia PA – London UK) screenwriter, nonfiction author, Gothic / detective novelist

Helen Kirkpatrick (18 oct 1909 – 29 dec 1997 | Rochester NY – Williamsburg VA) journalist, freelance reporter, WWII war correspondent

Evelyn Venable Mohr (18 oct 1913 – 15 nov 1993 | Cincinnati OH – Coeur d’Alene ID) actress, author, doll designer, Latin / Greek teacher, Columbia Pictures’ original Torch Lady model

Camilla Ella Williams (18 oct 1919 – 29 jan 2012 | Danville VA – Bloomington IN) voice teacher, civil rights activist, operatic dramatic soprano, first black female singer with New York City Opera

Melina Amalia Mercouri (18 oct 1920 – 06 mar 1994 | Athens, Greece – New York NY) actress, politician, memoirist, Minister of Culture for Greece

Esther Rudomin Hautzig (18 oct 1930 – 01 nov 2009 | Wilno, Poland [now Vilnius, Lithuania] – New York NY) novelist, memoirist, short fiction writer

Virginia Dwan (18 oct 1931 – US) visionary, gallerist, philanthropist, art patron / collector, Dwan Light Sanctuary founder / co-designer

Dorothea Rockburne (18 oct 1932 – Montreal, Quebec) author, mannerist, abstract painter, focus on astronomy and mathematics

Martha Burk (18 oct 1941 – Texas US) author, feminist, political psychologist, former Chair of National Council of Women’s Organizations

Katherine Irene Kurtz (18 oct 1944 – Coral Gables FL) fantasy novelist, occult alternate history novelist

Laura Nyro (18 oct 1947 – 08 apr 1997 | Bronx NY – Danbury CT) author, lyricist, pianist, vocalist, composer, memoirist

Ntozake Shange (18 oct 1948 – Trenton NJ) poet, playwright, black feminist, born Paulette L. Williams

Wendy Wasserstein (18 oct 1950 – 30 jan 2006 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter

Pamela Dawber (18 oct 1951 – Detroit MI) singer, actress, producer

Terry McMillan (18 oct 1951 – Port Huron MI) novelist, focus on female protagonists

Pamela Mogen Aidan (18 oct 1953 – Phoenixville PA) romance novelist,  Jane Austen fan-fiction writer

Terry Castle (18 oct 1953 – San Diego CA) author, essayist, anthologist, literary scholar, professor of humanities

Ellen Claire Wiener (18 oct 1954 – US) artist, painter, printmaker

Dana Carpender (18 oct 1958 – US) food writer, columnist, cookbook author

Letitia [Tish] James (18 oct 1958 – New York NY) lawyer, activist, politician, NYC Public Advocate, first black woman to hold NYC citywide office, first African-American female nominated by major party for statewide NY office

Women.Born.Alive | 10.17

17 oct 1761 Anne Parrish
Anne Parrish (17 oct 1761 – 26 dec 1800 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) Quaker, educator, philanthropist, school founder, girls’ and women’s rights activist | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
17 oct 1835 Ellen Palmer Allerton
Ellen Palmer Allerton (17 oct 1835 – 31 aug 1893 Centerville NY – Padonia KS) poet | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
17 oct 1868 Sophia Hayden Bennett
Sophia Hayden Bennett (17 oct 1868 – 03 feb 1953 | Santiago, Chile – Winthrop MA) architect, first female MIT graduate in architecture, designed Woman’s Building at World’s Columbian Exposition 1892 | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Harriet Averill Haas (17 oct 1874 – ???? | Virginia City NV – Piedmont CA) attorney, politician, public speaker, civic activist, community school board member

Edith E. Haworth (17 oct 1878 – 1953 | Michigan US – Detroit MI) American artist, Detroit Society of Women Painters co-founder / treasurer

Doris Batcheller Humphrey (17 oct 1895 – 29 dec 1958 | Oak Park IL – New York NY) dancer, author, choreographer, autobiographical author

Francesca Braggiotti Lodge (17 oct 1902 – 25 feb 1998 | Florence, Italy – Marbella, Spain) dancer, actress, dubber, patron of arts, former First Lady of Connecticut, founding member of American Shakespeare Festival

Rosamund Van Der Zee Marshall (17 oct 1902 – 13 nov 1957 | US – Vancouver Island CAN) novelist

Jessie Irene Noblett Ryan (17 oct 1902 – 26 apr 1973 | San Francisco CA – Santa Monica CA) tv / radio / film / vaudeville actress, cookbook author, scholarship founder

Ester Wier (17 oct 1910 – 06 jan 2000 | Seattle WA – US) author, children’s / young adult novelist

Marian Marsh (17 oct 1913 – 09 nov 2006 | Trinidad, BWI – Palm Desert CA) actress, née Violet Krauth, environmentalist, desert conservation organization founder

Adele Stimmel Chase (17 oct 1917 – 29 dec 2000 | San Francisco CA – Oakland CA) artist, painter, ceramicist, metal sculptor, gallerist, member California Faience

Marsha Virginia Hunt (17 oct 1917 – Chicago IL) actress, fashion author, memoirist

Gladys [Penny] Thompson (17 oct 1917 – 22 sep 1975 | Sylvania GA – Miami FL) aviator, aviation publisher-editor, women’s intercontinental air race-air show promoter, founded Miami-Dade Mothers of Twins Club

Priscilla Langford Buckley (17 oct 1921 – 25 mar 2012 | New York NY – Sharon CT) author, memoirist, managing editor of National Review magazine

Jean Featherly Byrne (17 oct 1926 – 09 aug 2015 | Newark NJ – Princeton NJ) educator, First Lady of New Jersey

Gretchen Kiger Cryer (17 oct 1935 – Dunreith IN) lyricist, actress, playwright

Joyce Lee Malcolm (17 oct 1941 – US) author, professor of constitutional law, leading historian on history of English gun control and gun rights

Susan Davenny-Wyner (17 oct 1943 – New Haven CT) conductor, operatic soprano, professor of music

Vilma Socorro Martinez (17 oct 1943 – San Antonio TX) lawyer, civil rights activist, first female US Ambassador to Argentina

Betsy Nordem Haley (17 oct 1945 – Cincinnati OH) American operatic soprano

Holle Thee MarClaRoDe Maxwell (17 oct 1945 – Chicago IL) singer-songwriter, pop / R&B / jazz  / opera / soul / blues / country singer, aka Queen of Entertaining Entertainers

Ronni Sue Cohen Chasen (17 oct 1946 – 13 nov 2010 | Kingston NY – Beverly Hills CA) actors’ / musicians’ publicist, killed by gunshot during random robbery

Carol Dweck (17 oct 1946 – New York NY) author, psychology professor / researcher

Margo Lillian Jefferson (17 oct 1947 – Chicago IL) author, former theatre critic, journalism / writing professor

Margaret Ruth [Margot] Kidder (17 oct 1948 – 13 may 2018 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Livingston MT) actress, Canadian-American, social / political / women’s activist

Sharon [Shari] Ulrich (17 oct 1951 – San Rafael CA) musician, songwriter, film composer, television host, American-Canadian, songwriting educator, multi-instrumentalist

Susan P. Stroman (17 oct 1954 – Wilmington DE) performer, choreographer, film / theatre director

Mae Jemison (17 oct 1956 – Decatur AL) author, dancer, astronaut, physician

Susan Marshall (17 oct 1958 – Pensacola FL) dancer, choreographer, founder / artistic director of Susan Marshall & Company

Women.Born.Alive | 10.16

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Isabelle Walton Lusk (16 oct 1835 – 22 jan 1933 | Old Town ME – Sacramento CA) traveler, memoirist, travel author | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
16 oct 1857 Lilian Leland Andrews
Lilian Leland Andrews (16 oct 1857 – c. 1930 | New York NY – unknown) author, Freethinker, world traveler, travel writer, Liberal League lecturer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
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Victoria Kaʻiulani (16 oct 1875 – 06 mar 1899 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) artist, princess, cultural ambassador, aka Victoria Kaʻiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Anna Elizabeth Keener Wilton (16 oct 1895 – 22 jun 1982 | Flagler CO – Santa Fe NM) painter, author, WWI Navy yeoman

Marguerite Rawalt (16 oct 1895 – 16 dec 1989 | Prairie City IL – Corpus Christi TX) author, attorney, feminist, women’s rights activist

Margaret D. Craighill (16 oct 1898 – 20 jul 1977 | Southport NC – Southbury CT) author, psychiatrist, obstetrical surgeon / physician, first woman officer US Army Medical Corps, women’s post-WWII Army veterans’ leader / liaison

Lena Kaulumau Waialeale Machado Kaiwi (16 oct 1903 – 22 jan 1944 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) singer, composer, aka The Hawaiian Songbird

Althea Kratz Hottel (16 oct 1907 – 06 jan 2000 | Lansdale PA – Bryn Mawr PA) university dean / directress, women’s education / higher education advocate

Gertrude [Tommy] Vreeland Tompkins Silver (16 oct 1911 – 26 oct 1944 | Jersey City NJ – Los Angeles CA) WWII pilot, only Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) to go missing during WWII

Maidie Ruth Norman (16 oct 1912 – 02 may 1998 | Villa Rica GA – San Jose CA) artist-in-residence, tv / film / stage actress, theatre / literature instructor

Kathleen Winsor (16 oct 1919 – 26 may 2003 | Olivia MN – New York NY) historical romance novelist

Cynthia Cary Van Pelt Russell (16 oct 1924 – US) socialite, member Preservation Society of Newport County (Rhode Island)

Mary Daly (16 oct 1928 – 03 jan 2010 | Schenectady NY – Gardner MA) author, radical lesbian feminist academic / theologian / philosopher

Anne Helen Loesser Hollander (16 oct 1930 – 06 jul 2014 | Cleveland OH – Manhattan NY) author, art / costume / fashion historian

Martha Farnsworth Riche (16 oct 1939 – Ann Arbor MI) author, economist, former director of US Census Bureau, editor of The Numbers News, a founding editor of American Demographics magazine, research fellow at Cornell’s Center for the Study of Society and Economy

Jean Mercer (16 oct 1941 – US) author, educator, developmental psychologist, advocate for children adopted or from foster care system, founded Advocates for Children in Therapy, outspoken critic of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

Dawn Chatty (16 oct 1947 – New York NY) author, academic, anthropologist, professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration

Francine Allard (16 oct 1949 – Verdun, Quebec) poet, novelist, educator, visual artist

Mary Ruwart (16 oct 1949 – Detroit MI) research scientist, libertarian speaker / writer / activist

Ellen Wartella (16 oct 1949 – Wilkes-Barre PA) author, scholar, children’s media expert

Lisa Anderson (16 oct 1950 – US) author, political scientist, former university president, specialist on Middle Eastern and North African politics

Elinor Lipman (16 oct 1950 – Lowell MA) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Jenifer Neils (16 oct 1950 – Minneapolis MN) author, curator, professor, art historian, classical archaeologist, focus on art of ancient Greece, expert in iconography

Ellen Spencer Susman (16 oct 1950 – US) journalist, philanthropist, political appointee, television producer, former director US Department of State Art in Embassies Program

Blondell Reynolds Brown (16 oct 1952 – Sumter SC) community activist, city council politician, women’s rights advocate,

Sally M. Walker (16 oct 1954 – East Orange NJ) literature consultant, juvenile nonfiction author, children’s book specialist

Marin Alsop (16 oct 1956 – New York NY) violinist, orchestral conductor, music director Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Jennifer J. Freyd (16 oct 1957 – Providence RI) author, essayist, psychologist, trauma expert, psychology professor, editor Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Pamela Cecile Rasmussen (16 oct 1959 – US) author, researcher, ornithologist, Asian bird expert

Renée Cox (16 oct 1960 – Colgate, Jamaica) Jamaican-American artist, curator, lecturer, feminist, photographer, political activist

Briony Penn (16 oct 1960 – Saanich, British Columbia) Canadian, politician, professor, columnist, children’s author, environmental activist, natural history feature writer, pioneer innovator / workshop leader of barefoot mapping