04 apr 30 | women.born.today

Abba Louisa Goold Woolson (30 apr 1838 – 06 feb 1921 | Windham Center ME – Portland ME) poet, author, lecturer, historian, women’s dress reform advocate

Mary Scott Lord Dimmock Harrison (30 apr 1858 – 05 jan 1948 | Honesdale PA – New York NY) former US Presidential First Lady

Belle Skinner (30 apr 1866 – 10 apr 1928 | Williamsburg MA – Paris, France) arts patron, humanitarian, philanthropist, architectural restorationist, musical instrument collector, aka La Maraine [Fairy Godmother]

Louise Dilworth Homer (30 apr 1871 – 06 may 1947 | Pittsburgh PA – Winter Park FL) operatic contralto, opera teacher

Alice B. Toklas (30 apr 1877 – 07 mar 1967 | San Francisco CA – Paris, France) writer, memoirist, cookbook author, literary figure / companion

Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams (30 apr 1885 – 03 jan 1963 | Duck Hill MS – Nashville TN) writer, hymnist, musical director

Frances Carpenter Huntington (30 apr 1890 – 02 nov 1972 | Washington DC – Washington DC) children’s book author

Eve Arden West (30 apr 1908 – 12 nov 1990 | Mill Valley CA – Los Angeles CA) actress, memoirist, née Eunice Quedens

Rosalind Bengelsdorf  Browne (30 apr 1916 – 10 feb 1979 |  New York NY – New York NY) painter, educator, art critic

Gerda Hedwig Kronstein Lerner (30 apr 1920 – 02 jan 2013 | Vienna, Austria – Madison WI) author, historian, teacher, screenwriter

Cloris Leachman (30 apr 1926 – Des Moines IA) actress, comedienne, autobiographical author

Beverly LaHaye (30 apr 1929 – Detroit MI) non-fiction author, conservative activist

Helen Hennessy Vendler (30 apr 1933 – Boston MA) author, poetry / literary critic

Harriet Langsam Sobol (30 apr 1936 – US) children’s / young adult novelist / non-fiction author

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (30 apr 1939 – Miami FL) violinist, composer, first female Pulitzer Prize for Music laureate, Julliard’s first woman Doctor of Musical Arts in composition

Annie Dillard (30 apr 1945 – Pittsburgh PA) poet, critic, novelist, essayist, fiction / non-fiction author

Megan McTavish (30 apr 1949 – Elgin IL) soap opera screenwriter

Cheryl Saban (30 apr 1951 – San Diego CA) women’s advocate, philanthropist

Linda Saul-Sena (30 apr 1951 – Tampa FL) Urban Landscape columnist, arts / social / political activist

Rebecca Fransway (30 apr 1953 – San Pedro CA) poet, author, novelist

Margaret Victoria [Meg] Farris (30 apr 1958 – New Orleans LA) broadcast journalist / medical reporter

Mary Patricia Burke (30 apr 1959 – Madison WI) politician, philanthropist, social activist

Shannon Patricia Elizabeth O’Brien (30 apr 1959 – Boston MA) politician, consumer advocate, gubernatorial candidate, CEO Patriot’s Trail Girl Scout Council

Kerry Healey (30 apr 1960 – Omaha NE) politician, former Lieutenant Governor, Babson College president

Beata Pozniak (30 apr 1960 – Gdańsk, Poland) actress, activist, painter, film director, advocated for first US International Women’s Day observance

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