01 jan 27 | women.born.today

Eliza Allen Billings (27 jan 1826 – 1866 | Eastport ME – Eastport ME) memoirist, adventurer, disguised male soldier George Mead in Mexican-American War

Ella Weed (27 jan 1853 – 10 jan 1894 | Newburgh NY – New York NY) author, educator, satirical novelist, Barnard College fundraiser / founding member

Augusta Foss Heindel (27 jan 1865 – 15 may 1949 | Mansfield OH – Oceanside CA) Danish-American author, esoteric astrologer

Geneva Mercer (27 jan 1889 – 02 mar 1984 | Jefferson AL – Demopolis AL) painter, sculptor

Georgia Neese Clark Gray (27 jan 1898 – 26 oct 1995 | Richland KS – Topeka KS) stage actress, bank owner, first female Treasurer of the United States

Margaret Walton Mayall (27 jan 1902 – 06 dec 1995 | Iron Hill MD – Cambridge MA) essayist, astronomer, focused on photometry / spectral classes of viable stars

Olivia Joyce Compton (27 jan 1907 – 13 oct 1997 | Lexington KY – Los Angeles CA) nurse, actress, memoirist, devout Christian, protested ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype

Anyda Marchant (27 jan 1911 – 11 jan 2006 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rehoboth Beach DE) author, early female DC lawyer, pen-name: Sarah Aldridge, lesbian press co-founder / publisher

Donna Reed (27 jan 1921 – 14 jan 1986 | Denison IA – Beverly Hills CA) actress, social icon, peace / political / anti-nuclear activist, born Donna Belle Mullenger

Helen Chenoweth-Hage (27 jan 1938 – 02 oct 2006 | Topeka KS – near Tonopah NV) politician, private property rights activist, only female Senator to date from Idaho State

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (27 jan 1945 – Indiana US) poet, author, Jungian analyst, post-trauma expert specialist

Janet Gezari (27  jan 1945 – Newark NJ) scholar, professor, literary critic

Sherry Wolf (27 jan 1949 – Baltimore MD) photorealist painter, jewelry / fashion designer, former commercial artist, member / fundraiser Bereaved Parents of the USA

Karen Kondazian (27 jan 1950 – Newton MA) novelist, columnist, non-fiction author

Candace O’Connor (27 jan 1950 – St Louis MO) freelance writer / editor

Michaela-Marie Roessner-Hermann (27 jan 1950 – San Francisco CA) sci-fi author, writing professor

Fay Chiang (27 jan 1952 – 20 oct 2017 | Bronx NY – Bronx NY) poet, painter, Chinese-American cultural activist and non-profit leader

Tam Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy (27 jan 1952 – San Andreas CA) educator, children’s science writer, science education company co-founder, former professional tennis player

Deb Bixler (27 jan 1953 – York PA) chef, tv host, non-fiction author, children’s book writer, motivational speaker, health / wellness educator, direct / home party sales entrepreneur

Ruth Kedar (27 jan 1955 – Campinas, Brazil) Brazilian-American artist, designer, Art.net co-founder, Google logo creator, consultant art professor

Miriam [Mimi] Spickler Rogers (27 jan 1956 – Coral Gables FL) tv / film actress, producer, Scientologist, competitive poker player