05 may 28 | women.born.today

Sarah Butler Wister (28 may 1835 – 09 jun 1908 | Butler PA – Philadelphia PA) author, editor, diarist

Annie Hawks (28 may 1836 – 03 jan 1918 | Hoosick NY – Bennington VT) poet, hymnist

Abby Leach (28 may 1855 – 29 dec 1918 | Brockton MA – Poughkeepsie NY) author, educational pioneer, Greek and  Roman Classicist

Lizzie Black Kander (28 may 1858 – 24 jul 1940 | Milwaukee WI – Milwaukee WI) educator, relief / settlement worker, cookbook writer, Jewish women’s activist / advocate

Katharine Blunt (28 may 1876 – 29 jul 1954 | Philadelphia PA – New London CT) author, educator, nutritionist / home economist

Gamel Woolsey (28 may 1895 -18 jan 1968 | Aiken SC – Malaga, Spain) poet, novelist

Anna Thilda [May] Swenson (28 may 1913 – 04 dec 1989 | Logan UT – Bethany Beach MD) poet, translator, playwright, writer-in-residence, American Academy of Poets Chancellor

Elizabeth Harrower (28 may 1918 – 10 dec 2003| Alameda CA – Valley Village CA ) actress, screenwriter, community redevelopment activist

Lucille Kallen (28 may 1922 – 18 jan 1999 | Los Angeles CA – Ardsley NY) author, tv comedy writer, mystery novelist

Ruth Bashien Whitman (28 may 1922 – 01 dec 1999 | New York NY – Middletown RI) poet, translator, professor

Carroll Baker (28 may 1931 – Johnstown PA) Polish-American actress, novelist, memoirist

Elaine Loretta Madsen (28 may 1932 – Romeoville IL) author, filmmaker

Marie Dionne (28 may 1934 – 27 feb 1970 | Callendar, Ontario – Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec) model, folk figure, memoirist, tourist attraction, aka One of the Dionne Quintuplets

Betty Sanders Shabazz (28 may 1936 – 23 jun 1997 | Detroit MI – New York NY) educator, social reformer, civil rights activist

Gladys Knight (28 may 1944 – Atlanta GA) author, memoirist, LDS convert, humanitarian, singer-songwriter, aka Empress of Soul

Sondra Louise Smith Locke (28 may 1944 or 1947 – Shelbyville TN) singer, actress, film director

Lynn Franks Johnston (28 may 1947 – Collingwood, Ontario) cartoonist, first woman / first Canadian to win  National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award

Elizabeth Shilin Spelke (28 may 1949 – Cambridge MA) author, cognitive psychologist / researcher

Susan Fletcher (28 may 1951 – Pasadena CA) children’s / young adult speculative fiction author

Laura Amy Schlitz (28 may 1955 – Baltimore MD) librarian, storyteller, children’s book author

Nancy Temple Rodrigue (28 may 1956 – Oakland CA) adventure novelist

Meg Wolitzer (28 may 1959 – Brooklyn NY) novelist, nonfiction author, creative writing professor

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