06 jun 23 | women.born.today

Anne Elizabeth McDowell (23 Jun 1826 – 30 Sep 1901 | Smyrna DE – Philadelphia PA) editor, journalist, publisher, founded Woman’s Advocate weekly newspaper, founded McDowell Free Library for Women, Wanamaker’s Department Store

Agnes Dean Abbatt (23 Jun 1847 – 01 Jan 1917 | New York NY – New York NY) visual artist / landscape painter

Louise Howland King Cox (23 Jun 1865 – 11 Dec 1945 | San Francisco CA – Windham CT) woodcarver, photographer, stained glass artist, children’s portrait painter

Mabel Landrum Torrey (23 Jun 1886 – 01 Apr 1974 | Sterling CO – Ames IA) fine sculptor, statuettes / children’s figure specialist, commissioned public sculptor

Edith Ann Hamlin (23 Jun 1902 – 18 Feb 1992 | Oakland CA – San Francisco CA) artist, author, muralist, landscape / portrait painter

Elizabeth Ruddy Lynett (23 Jun 1902 – 02 Apr 1959 | Lackawanna PA – Moscow PA) journalist, newspaper publisher, Pulitzer Prize winner

Norah Roden Patterson (23 Jun 1918 – 13 Mar 2009 | Canada – Pickering, Ontario) monarch butterfly migration expert / marker

Jeanne Marjorie Holm (23 Jun 1921 – 15 Feb 2010 | Portland OR – Annapolis MD) author, historian, silversmith, women’s military activist, first female one-star general US Air Force, first female two-star general any US service branch

Anna Chen Xiangmei Chennault (23 Jun 1925 – Peking, China) Chinese-American author, journalist, informal US diplomat

Adelaide [Adi] Bishop (23 Jun 1928 – 20 Jun 2008 | New York NY – Sarasota FL) operatic lyric soprano

June Carter Cash (23 Jun 1929 – 15 May 2003 | Maces Spring VA – Nashville TN) dancer, actress, memoirist, comedian, cookbook author, singer-songwriter, autobiographical author

Wilma Glodean Rudolph (23 Jun 1940 – 12 Nov 2012 | Saint Bethlehem TN – Brentwood TN) Olympic runner, elementary teacher, sports broadcaster, autobiographical author, civil rights / women’s rights pioneer, aka The Tornado, The Fastest Woman on Earth

Ellyn Kaschak (23 Jun 1943 – Brooklyn NY) author, clinical psychologist, feminist psychology co-founder, academic journal editor

Eileen Gunn (23 Jun 1945 – Dorchester MA) sci-fi editor / writer

Lauren Diane Shuler Donner (23 Jun 1949 – Cleveland OH) film producer, production company owner

Gail Harris (23 Jun 1949 – East Orange NJ) memoirist, intelligence consultant, contributing non-fiction author, first black female US Navy Squadron intelligence officer

Patricia Cleveland (23 Jun 1950 – New York NY) memoirist, supermodel, Siddha yoga devotee

Kathy Vargas (23 Jun 1950 – San Antonio TX) collage artist, photographer, art lecturer

Karen Marie O’Connor Shelton (23 Jun 1951 – St Louis MO) internet / telephony entrepreneur, consumer hair care writer / consultant

Virlana Tkacz (23 Jun 1952 – Newark NJ) author, experimental theater director, Yara Arts Group founding director

Raymonde April (23 Jun 1953 – Moncton, New Brunswick) academic, photographer

Lilly Tartikoff Samuels Karatz (23 Jun 1953 – Los Angeles CA) activist, socialite, restaurateur, breast cancer fundraiser

Sylvia McNair (23 Jun 1956 – Mansfield OH) operatic soprano, classical recitalist

Lee Roystone Whitnum (23 Jun 1960 – United States) novelist, politician, CT gubernatorial candidate

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