01 jan 23 | women.born.today

Agnes Maule Machar (23 jan 1837 – 24 jan 1927 | Kingston, Ontario – Kingston, Ontario) poet, author, novelist, essayist, feminist, biographer, social reformer, pen-name Fidelis

Amanda Berry Smith (23 jan 1837 – 24 feb 1915 | Long Green MD – Sebring FL) singer, teacher, autodidact, missionary, autobiographical author

Marianne Cope (23 jan 1838 – 09 aug 1918 | Hessen, Germany – Kalaupapa HI) German-American, aka The Leprosy Nun, school / hospital / orphanage founder, canonized religious sister Saint Marianne of Molokaʻi

Antoinette Sterling (23 jan 1850 – 10 jan 1904 | Sterlingville NY – Hampstead UK) Anglo-American vocalist, teacher, voice teacher, church singer, Christian Scientist

Lydia Field Emmet (23 jan 1866 – 16 aug 1952 | New Rochelle NY – New York NY) artist, portrait painter, stained glass artist

Margaret Fuller (23 jan 1872 – 01 feb 1954 | Brooklyn NY – Norwich CT) poet, author, children’s writer

Dorothy Payne Whitney (23 jan 1887 – 14 dec 1968 | Washington DC – Devon UK) social activist, philanthropist

Claribel Kendall (23 jan 1889 – 17 apr 1965 | Denver CO – Boulder CO) author, professor, mathematician, Christian Scientist

Cordelia Hornaday Knott (23 jan 1890 – 12 apr 1974 | Bushton IL – Buena Park CA) restaurateur, Knott’s Berry Farm co-owner / founder

Isabel Wood Holt (23 jan 1899 – 05 sep 1996 | Charlottesville VA – Charleston WV) gardener, First Lady of Virginia

Cecelia Ager (23 jan 1902 – 02 apr 1981 | Green Valley CA – Los Angeles CA) reporter, film critic, first female reporter for Variety, one of the best-dressed women in American

Anya Seton Chase (23 jan 1904 – 08 nov 1990 | New York NY – Old Greenwich CT) historical /romance / biographical novelist

Jane Elizabeth Hodgson (23 jan 1915 – 23 oct 2006 | Crookston MN – Rochester MN) author, feminist, obstetrician / gynecologist

Gertrude Belle Elion (23 jan 1918 – 21 feb 1999 | New York NY – Chapel Hill NC) author, professor, biochemist, pharmacologist, cancer researcher, developed AZT first AIDS immunosuppressive drug, awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Marija Birutė Alseikaitė Gimbutas (23 jan 1921 – 02 feb 1994 | Vilnius, Lithuania – Los Angeles CA) author, archaeologist, ethnographer, Lithuanian-American, introduced Kurgan hypothesis, Old Europe goddess / matristic specialist

Dorothy G. Page (23 jan 1921 – 16 nov 1989 | Wasilla AK – Wasilla AK) curator, biographer, honorary musher, aka Mother of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Dina Babbitt (23 jan 1923 – 29 jul 2009 | Brno, Czechoslovakia – Felton CA) Czech-American, artist, activist, Holocaust survivor

Mary Elizabeth Williamson McHenry (23 jan 1933 – Washington DC) professor, African-American, credited with bringing African-American literature to Mount Holyoke College

Linda Kaufman Kerber (23 jan 1940 – Brooklyn NY) author, educator, historian, feminist intellectual, specializes in intellectual history of women in America

Rochel Gelman (23 jan 1942 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian-American, psychology professor, Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University, developed Science-into-ESL program / preschool exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Susan M. Phillips (23 jan 1944 – Richmond VA) author, educator, economist, former professor, third female governor of the US Federal Reserve Board

Susan L. Taylor (23 jan 1946 – Harlem NY) editor, author, journalist, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine

Katharine Holabird (23 jan 1948 – Cambridge MA) children’s author, nursery school teacher, former freelance journalist

Francesca James (23 jan 1949 – Michigan US) writer, singer, actress, composer, director, producer

Carole Lavallée (23 jan 1954 – Montreal, Quebec) politician, journalist, businesswoman, communication consultant

Madeleine [Mandy] Grunwald (23 jan 1957 – Morristown NJ) US Democratic media advisor, professional political consultant