01 jan 30 | women.born.today

Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite (30 jan 1829 – 09 nov 1913 | Brantford, Ontario – Chicago IL) author, attorney, suffragist, women’s rights activist, founded C. V. Waite & Co. publishing firm, founder / editor Chicago Law Times magazine, president of Woman’s International Bar Association

Matilda Beatrice Samuel De Mille (30 jan 1853 – 08 oct 1923 | Liverpool UK – Hollywood CA) agent, playbroker, playwright, screenwriter, theatre actress, theatrical entrepreneur, aka Agnes Graham, Matilda Beatrice Samuel, Tillie Samuel, Mrs. Henry De Mille

Emma Brown Malone (30 jan 1859 – 12 may 1924 | Pickering, Ontario – Cleveland OH) American Quaker, writer, social activist, co-founded Cleveland Bible School (later became Malone College), women’s ministerial activist / advocate

Käte Frankenthal (30 jan 1889 – 21 apr 1976 | Kiel, Germany – New York NY) German-American author, physician, memoirist, psychoanalyst, socialist politician, marriage / family therapist

Angie Debo (30 jan 1890 – 21 feb 1988 | Beattie KS – Marshall OK) author, Oklahoma historian

Elise Cavanna (30 jan 1902 -12 may 1963 | Philadelphia PA – Hollywood CA) artist, dancer, film actress, stage comedienne, born Alyse Seeds

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (30 jan 1912 – 06 feb 1989 | New York NY – Greenwich CT) American author, historian, biographer, Pulitzer Prize laureate

Elizabeth McCord (30 jan 1914 – 18 apr 2008 | Dayton OH – Venice CA) American modernist painter, art teacher at Hull-House, easel artist for US Federal Art Project

Margaret Bush Wilson (30 jan 1919 – 11 aug 2009 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) African-American, lawyer, civil rights activist, first black female Chair NAACP

Rosemary Kuhlmann (30 jan 1922 – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano, Broadway musical actress, WWII morse code operator

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz (30 jan 1926 – 19 jan 2013 | Lebanon OH – New York NY) American author, biographer, opera specialist

Shirley Hazzard (30 jan 1931 – 12 dec 2016 | Sydney, Australia – New York NY) Australian-British-American, novelist, short fiction writer, non-fiction author

Linda Weinberg Nochlin (30 jan 1931 – New York NY) American author, essayist, feminist, art historian, university professor, women’s arts activist

Sylvia Edwards (30 jan 1937 – Boston MA) American abstract artist

Zsuzsanna Mokcsay Budapest (30 jan 1940 – Budapest, Hungary) Hungarian-American author, activist, journalist, playwright, Hungarian songwriter, Dianic Wicca / feminist spiritual specialist

Cheryl Clark Lant (30 jan 1944 – Provo UT) LDS leader, teacher, preschool founder, phonics-based reading program innovator

Barbara Wood (30 jan 1947 – Lancashire UK) English-American, historical romance novelist, aka Kathryn Harvey

Dann Thomas (30 jan 1952 – US) comic book writer, born Dannette Maxx Couto

Christine Ann Kapostasy [Kris Jansing] (30 jan 1957 – Fairpoint Harbor OH) broadcast journalist

Vikky Alexander (30 jan 1959 – Victoria, British Columbia) photo-conceptual / mixed-media installation artist

Ellen Weiss (30 jan 1959 – Westchester NY) author, journalist, former NPR executive producer, past executive editor for Center for Public Integrity

Evelyn Kathleen Samuels Welch (30 jan 1959 – Boston MA) American-English, Renaissance-Early Modern arts scholar / author / researcher