01 jan 19 | women.born.today

Sarah Helen Whitman (19 jan 1803 – 27 jun 1878 | Providence RI – Providence RI) poet, author, essayist, Spiritualist, literary figure, transcendentalist

Alice Eastwood (19 jan 1859 – 30 oct 1953 | Toronto, Ontario – San Francisco CA) Canadian-American author, editor, curator, teacher, journal founder, self-taught botanist, plant collector / discoverer / cataloguer

Judith Livingston Cox Garnett (19 jan 1862 – 25 jun 1938 | Dunnsville VA – Richmond VA) poet, religious author

Natacha Rambova (19 jan 1897 – 05 jun 1966 | Salt Lake City UT – Pasadena CA) actress, ballerina, producer, playwright, memoirist, artistic director, screenwriter, aka Winifred Hudnut, set / costume / fashion designer, elite couture fashion shop owner, born Winifred Kimball Shaughnessy

Anne Schumacher Hummert (19 jan 1905 – 05 jul 1996 | Baltimore MD – New York NY) journalist, advertising executive, multimillionaire, radio serials scriptwriter, pioneering soap opera writer

Oveta Culp Hobby (19 jan 1905 – 16 aug 1995 | Killeen TX – Houston TX) attorney, politician, newspaper editor / vice-president, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Women’s Army Corps first commanding officer

Dorothy Grider (19 jan 1915 – 18 feb 2012 | Bowling Green KY – Bowling Green KY) artist, children’s book illustrator

Edith Emerald Johns (19 jan 1915 – Winnebago Reservation NE – Chicago IL) nurse, community leader, Winnebago-Nez Perce, aka Patche-Ka-Danga and Edith Big Fire Johns, founding member Native American Educational Services College

Mary [Patricia] Plangman Highsmith (19 jan 1921 – 04 feb 1995 | Fort Worth TX – Locarno, Switzerland) novelist, short story writer, crime fiction author

Lila May Banks Cockrell (19 jan 1922 – Fort Worth TX) politician, WWII Navy WAVE, former San Antonio Texas Mayor, League of Women Voters activist / chapter president

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey (19 jan 1922 – 27 jun 2017 | Wills Point TX – Denton TX) educator, English professor, president of Texas Woman’s University

Jean Murray Stapleton (19 jan 1923 – 31 may 2013 | Manhattan NY – New York NY) author, Christian Scientist, tv / stage / film actress

Elsie Jean McGivney Boese (19 jan 1925 – 07 apr 2004 | New Orleans LA – Alexandria LA) poet, political activist, Poet Laureate of Louisiana State

Phyllis Flowerdew (19 jan 1925 – 10 may 1994 | Brown County NE – Brown County NE) children’s poet, school reading textbook author

Nancy Conners Hanschman Dickerson Whitehead (19 jan 1927 – 18 oct 1997 | Wauwatosa WI – New York NY) memoirist, tv / radio news reporter, documentary filmmaker, founded Television Corporation of America, first American female national tv news correspondent / program host

Nel Noddings (19 jan 1929 – Irvington NJ) author, feminist, educationalist, philosopher of ethics / caring / education

Catherine McArdle Kelleher (19 jan 1939 – US) author, professor, political scientist involved in national / international security policy

Charlotte Vale Allen (19 jan 1941 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian-American novelist, aka Katherine Marlowe

Pat Mora (19 jan 1942 – El Paso TX) Latina-American poet, non-fiction author, public radio show host, children’s book writer

Alison Gordon (19 jan 1943 – 12 feb 2015 | New York NY – Toronto, Ontario) author, novelist, memoirist, sports journalist

Dolly Rebecca Parton (19 jan 1946 – Sevier County TN) actress, memoirist, singer-songwriter, philanthropist, instrumentalist, children’s book author

Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer (19 jan 1946 – Argentina) Argentine-American author, scholar, cultural / economic / relational / historical sociologist

Ann Compton (19 jan 1947 – Chicago IL) journalist, tv news reporter / correspondent

Paula Deen (19 jan 1947 – Albany GA) cook, author, restaurateur, tv cooking show host

Nancy Ann Lynch (19 jan 1948 – Brooklyn NY) author, mathematician, algorithms / technology / software science researcher

Patricia Bracewell (19 jan 1950 – California US) educator, historical fiction author

Phyllis Bennis (19 jan 1951 – US) writer, activist, policy analyst, political commentator

Colleen Coble (19 jan 1952 – Wabash IN) Christian romance / historical fiction novelist

Cynthia Morris [Cindy] Sherman (19 jan 1954 – Glen Ridge NJ) author, film director, photographer, MacArthur Fellow, conceptual photography portrait artist

Susan Solomon (19 jan 1956 – Chicago IL) author, atmospheric chemist, ozone research specialist, affiliated with US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Danese Cooper (19 jan 1959 – US) programmer, computer scientist, open source software advocate

Eleanor Jane Mondale Poling (19 jan 1960 – 17 sep 2011 | Washington DC – Prior Lake MN) actress, broadcast journalist, political family member