08 aug 23 | Women.Born.Today

Mary Moody Emerson (23 aug 1774 – 01 may 1863 | Concord MA – Concord MA) poet, author, literary family member, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s mentor

Lillie Hitchcock Coit (23 aug 1843 – 22 jul 1929 | Mobile AL – San Francisco CA) folk figure, aka Firebell Lil, philanthropist, cookbook author, Coit Tower benefactor, San Francisco Volunteer Firefighters patroness, née Elizabeth Wyche Hitchcock

Arabella Babb Mansfield (23 aug 1846 – 01 aug 1911) attorney, suffragist, first female US lawyer, university professor, college dean of art and music, née Belle Aurelia Babb

Sarah Frances Whiting (23 aug 1847 – 12 sep 1927) author, essayist, physicist, astronomer

Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy (23 aug 1863 – 15 jun 1945) poet, novelist

Malvina Milder Reynolds (23 aug 1900 – 17 mar 1978) singer, musician, columnist, songwriter, social worker, tailor shop owner

Harriet Oettinger Parsons (23 aug 1906 – 02 jan 1983) screenwriter, film producer

Ora Pate Stewart (23 aug 1910 – 10 feb 1990) author, lecturer, composer, US Laureate of Performing Arts

Raina Fehl (23 aug 1920 – 03 may 2009) author, editor, classicist, short story writer

Hisaye Yamamoto (23 aug 1921 – 30 jan 2011) short story writer

Jean Darling (23 aug 1922 – ) child actress, playwright, journalist, short story writer / reader

Elaine Sturtevant (23 aug 1924 – 07 may 2014) American conceptual / appropriation artist

Diana Baumrind (23 aug 1927 – ) author, parenting style researcher, clinical / developmental psychologist

Marian Seldes (23 aug 1928 – 06 oct 2014) memoirist, stage / film / radio / tv actress

Shirley Dawn Belaney (23 aug 1932 – 03 jun 1984) author, novelist, memoirist, conservationist

Marilyn Berger (23 aug 1935 – ) author, broadcast / newspaper journalist

Karen S. Montgomery (23 aug 1935 – ) artist, state politician, fine arts professor, arts / women’s / disabilities activist

Viva (23 aug 1938 – ) author, actress, video artist, Warhol superstar, née Janet Susan Mary Hoffman

Patricia McBride (23 aug 1942 – ) ballerina, master teacher

Norah O’Neill (23 aug 1949 – ) artist, memoirist, first licensed female Alaskan pilot, women’s aviator activist / mentor

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