02 feb 19 | women.born.today

Sara Agnes Rice Pryor (19 feb 1830 – 15 feb 1912 | Hitesburg VA – Bloomfield NJ) author, memoirist, novelist, journal writer, fundraiser, preservationist, Civil War historian, social / community / women and children’s activist

Annie Nathan Meyer (19 feb 1867 – 23 sep 1951 | New York NY – New York NY) author, playwright, women’s college founder

Lugenia Burns Hope (19 feb 1871 – 14 aug 1947 | St Louis MO – Nashville TN) social reformer, civil rights activist, community organizer, Atlanta Neighborhood Union founder / director

Mae Elizabeth [Hope] Hampton (19 feb 1897 – 23 jan 1982 | Houston TX – New York NY) actress, producer, aspiring opera singer

Kay Boyle (19 feb 1902 – 27 dec 1992 | St Paul MN – Mill Valley CA) writer, educator, political activist

Lucielle Browning Somers (19 feb 1913 – 08 aug 2011 | Jacksonville NC – Okaloosa FL) musician, operatic mezzo-soprano

Carson McCullers (19 feb 1917 – 29 sep 1967 | Columbus GA – Nyack NY) poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, short story writer

Fredell Lack (19 feb 1922 – Tulsa OK) violinist, chamber musician, retired master teacher, animal welfare activist

Margherita Marchione (19 feb 1922 – Little Ferry NJ) author, teacher, apologeticist, political activist, Roman Catholic nun

Carole Eastman (19 feb 1934 – 13 feb 2004 | Glendale CA – Los Angeles CA) screenwriter

Nancy Affleck McKenzie (19 feb 1948 – Princeton NJ) Arthurian / historical novelist, former freelance desktop publisher

Patricia T. O’Conner (19 feb 1949 – Des Moines IA) editor, author, columnist, language consultant, co-writes The Grammarphobia Blog

Constance Barbara Backhouse (19 feb 1952 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) author, biographer, legal scholar / historian

Nancy Elise Howell Etchemendy (19 feb 1952 – Reno NV) poet, novelist, speculative short story writer

Virginia Maksymowicz (19 feb 1952 – Brooklyn NY) educator, feminist, cultural / conceptual / community artist, multi-media sculptural installation artist

Sara Moulton (19 feb 1952 – New York NY) chef, cookbook author, tv personality

Amy Tan (19 feb 1952 – Oakland CA) novelist, focus on Chinese-American mother-daughter relationships

Mary Clyde (19 feb 1953 – Provo UT) author, short story writer

Siri Hustvedt (19 feb 1955 – Northfield MN) Norwegian-American poet, novelist, essayist, non-fiction writer

Lorianne Crook (19 feb 1957 – Wichita KS) tv / radio host, writer, producer

Theresa Rebeck (19 feb 1958 – Kenwood OH) writer, novelist, playwright

Jackie Allen (19 feb 1959 – Milwaukee WI) jazz vocalist, composer, educator

Wu Han (19 feb 1959 – Taipei, Taiwan) Taiwanese-American pianist, educator, concert performer, recording artist, arts administrator, cultural entrepreneur

Laurell Kaye Hamilton (19 feb 1963 – Heber Springs AR) short story writer, fantasy / romance author

Lauren Anderson (19 feb 1965 – Houston TX) ballerina, master teacher / lecturer, first African-American ballerina / principal dancer for major US dance company

Justine Tanya Bateman (19 feb 1966 – Rye NY) writer, actress, producer

Janet Echelman (19 feb 1966 – Tampa FL) artist, sculptor, civic / public / natural / sculptural installation artist