01 jan 20 | women.born.today

Harriet Eaton Stanton Blatch (20 jan 1856 – 20 nov 1940 | Seneca Fall NY – Greenwich CT) writer, speaker, suffragist

Julia Morgan (20 jan 1872 – 02 feb 1957 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) architect, Arts and Crafts Movement supporter, first female AIA Gold Medalist (posthumous award)

Zelda Paldi Sears (20 jan 1873 – 19 feb 1935 | Brockway Township MI – Hollywood CA) novelist, actress, screenwriter, businesswoman

Irma LeVasseur (20 jan 1877 – 18 jan 1964 | Quebec City, Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec) physician, pioneering pediatrician, first French-Canadian female doctor

Ruth Saint Denis (20 jan 1879 – 21 jul 1968 | Newark NJ – Hollywood CA) ballerina, modern dance pioneer, dance school founder / director

Eva Jessye (20 jan 1895 – 21 feb 1992 | Coffeyville KS – Ann Arbor MI) African-American, professor, choral conductor, civil rights activist

Bobs Cogill Haworth (20 jan 1900 – 30 mar 1988 | Queenstown, South Africa – Toronto, Ontario) South African-Canadian painter and potter, founded Canadian Group of Painters

Fleur Cowles (20 jan 1908 – 5 jun 2009 | New York NY – Sussex UK) author, editor, painter, aka Florence Freidman, fashion magazine founder / publisher

Genevieve Natalina D’Amato Fiore (20 jan 1912 – 10 mar 2002 | Sunrise WY – Denver CO) peace / women’s rights activist, founder / executive director Colorado UNESCO Club

Mariam McGlone (20 jan 1916 – 19 may 2008 | New York NY – Guilford CT) dancer, educator, dance critic

Patricia Louise Neal (20 jan 1926 – 08 aug 2010 | Packard KY – Edgartown MA) actress, arts supporter, autobiographical author, stroke / spinal cord / brain injury activist / spokesperson

Denise McCluggage (20 jan 1927 – 06 may 2015 | El Dorado KS – Santa Fe NM) journalist, sportswriter, pioneering female auto racer

Linda Moulton Howe (20 jan 1942 – Boise ID) author, investigative journalist, extraterrestrial theorist, documentary film writer / editor / director / producer

Diana Walker (20 jan 1942 – Washington DC) author, photographer, photojournalist

Pat Mitchell (20 jan 1943 – Swainsboro GA) journalist, philanthropist, media executive, documentary film producer, former CEO / President PBS , current CEO / President at The Paley Center for Media

Gabrielle Michele Spiegel (20 jan 1943 – New York NY) author, professor, historian, medieval France specialist

Nancy Julia Chodorow (20 jan 1944 – New York NY) author, feminist, sociologist, psychoanalyst, retired professor, psychoanalytic feminist theorist / leader / specialist

Susan Rothemberg (20 jan 1945 – Buffalo NY) painter, visual artist, sketch artist

Christine Leo Roussel (20 jan 1945 – New York NY) author, curator, consultant, art historian, photographer

Rachel Hirschfeld (20 jan 1946 – Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli-American lawyer, play co-producer, animal law / pet protection specialist

Lily Jan (20 jan 1947 – Fu-Chow, China) neuroscientist, professor of molecular physiology

Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow Bruns (20 jan 1948 – Los Angeles CA) author, film producer, magazine writer, meditation teacher

Nancy Anne Koningisor Kress (20 jan 1948 – Buffalo NY) columnist, short story sci-fi writer

Gail Caldwell (20 jan 1951 – Amarillo TX) book critic, columnist, memoirist, Pulitzer Prize winner for Criticism

Elaine Rochelle Sisman (20 jan 1952 – US) author, professor of music, music / rhetoric / aesthetics specialist

Minerva Garza Carcaño (20 jan 1954 – Edinburg TX) author, interfaith activist, immigration reform advocate, LGBT rights activist, first female Hispanic United Methodist minister

Lisa Rachel Zeno Churgin (20 jan 1955 – US) film editor

Lori K. Gordon (20 jan 1958 – Northern Plains US) painter, sculptor, mixed media / assemblage artist, founder / president Six Degree Consortium US non-profit and El Renn Maroc NGO in Morocco