02 feb 03 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (03 feb 1737 – 23 feb 1801 | Horsham PA – Philadelphia PA) poet, author, commonplace book writer

Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby (03 feb 1819 – 03 may 1852 | St Michael’s MD – Louisville KY) poet

Anna Campbell Palmer (03 feb 1854 – 18 jun 1928 | Elmira NY – Elmira NY) novelist

Gertrude Stein (03 feb 1874 – 27 jul 1946 | Allegheny PA – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France ) poet, novelist, lesbian, playwright

Helen Katharine Forbes (03 feb 1891 – 27 may 1945 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) arts educator, etcher, muralist, portrait / still life / landscape painter, Work Progress Administration (WPA) artist

Lil Hardin Armstrong (03 feb 1898 – 27 aug 1971 | Memphis TN – Chicago IL) jazz singer, pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader

Joan Lowery Nixon (03 feb 1927 – 28 jun 2003 | Los Angeles CA – Houston TX) journalist, children / young adult fiction author

Elisabeth Scott Bocock (03 feb 1901 – 09 dec 1985 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) civic activist, philanthropist, historical preservationist, founded Richmond Symphony, Preservation Virginia, Historic Richmond Foundation, Early Virginia Vehicular Museum, Hand Workshop / Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Renata Bernal (03 feb 1937 – Munich, Germany) German-American artist, pastelist, ink artist, wood cut printmaker, abstract expressionist

Sandra Alcosser (03 feb 1944 – Washington DC) poet, professor, first Poet Laureate of Montana State

Ellen Brooks (03 feb 1946 – Los Angeles CA) sculptor, photographer

Tonea Stewart (03 feb 1947 – Greenwood MI) actress, speech professor, visual / performing arts college dean / educator

Rebecca Wells (03 feb 1953 – Alexandria LA) actor, author, playwright

Lizzie Borden (03 feb 1958 – Detroit MI) feminist filmmaker

Marci Liroff (03 feb 1958 – Los Angeles CA) film casting director