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Mary Moody Emerson (23 aug 1774 – 01 may 1863 | Concord MA – Concord MA) poet, author, literary family member, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s mentor

Lillie Hitchcock Coit (23 aug 1843 – 22 jul 1929 | Mobile AL – San Francisco CA) folk figure, aka Firebell Lil, philanthropist, cookbook author, Coit Tower benefactor, San Francisco Volunteer Firefighters patroness, née Elizabeth Wyche Hitchcock

Arabella Babb Mansfield (23 aug 1846 – 01 aug 1911 | Burlington IA – Aurora IL) attorney, suffragist, first female US lawyer, university professor, college dean of art and music, née Belle Aurelia Babb

Sarah Frances Whiting (23 aug 1847 – 12 sep 1927 | Wyoming NY – Wilbraham MA) author, essayist, physicist, astronomer

Amelie Louise Rives Troubetzkoy (23 aug 1863 – 15 jun 1945 | Richmond VA – Cismont VA) poet, novelist

Edith Lake Wilkinson (23 aug 1868 – 19 jul 1957 | Wheeling WV – Huntington WV) printmaker, Provincetown MA artist, institutionalized till her death

Minto Cato (23 aug 1900 – 26 oct 1979 | Little Rock AR – New York NY) teacher, operatic mezzo-soprano, member Harlem Renaissance

Malvina Milder Reynolds (23 aug 1900 – 17 mar 1978 | San Francisco CA – Berkeley CA) singer, musician, columnist, songwriter, social worker, tailor shop owner

Harriet Oettinger Parsons (23 aug 1906 – 02 jan 1983 | Burlington IA – Los Angeles CA) screenwriter, film producer

Elizabeth [Lisa] Eckstein Fitko (23 aug 1909 – 12 mar 2005 | Uzhhorod, Hungary – Chicago IL) memoirist, WWII war hero, underground resistance fighter, guided escapes from Nazi-occupied France

Ora Pate Stewart (23 aug 1910 – 10 feb 1990 | Randolph ID – Salt Lake City UT) author, lecturer, composer, US Laureate of Performing Arts

Raina Fehl (23 aug 1920 – 03 may 2009 | Vienna, Austria – Appleton WI) author, editor, classicist, short story writer, born Maria Raine Leonora Ruth Schweinburg

Hisaye Yamamoto (23 aug 1921 – 30 jan 2011 | Redondo Beach CA – Los Angeles CA) short story writer

Jean Darling (23 aug 1922 – 04 sep 2015 | Santa Monica CA – Rödermark, Germany) child actress, playwright, journalist, short story writer / reader, born Dorothy Jean LeVake

Elaine Sturtevant (23 aug 1924 – 07 may 2014 | Lakewood OH – Paris, France) American conceptual / appropriation artist

Diana Blumberg Baumrind (23 aug 1927 – New York NY) author, parenting style researcher, clinical / developmental psychologist

Marian Seldes (23 aug 1928 – 06 oct 2014 | New York NY – New York NY) memoirist, stage / film / radio / tv actress

Rosario Morales (23 aug 1930 – 23 mar 2011 | New York NY – Cambridge MA) poet, author, activist, feminist, Communist

Shirley Dawn Belaney (23 aug 1932 – 03 jun 1984 | Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan) Canadian author, novelist, memoirist, conservationist, born Rita Ellen

Louise Odes Neaderland (23 aug 1932 – Brooklyn NY) artist, author, lecturer, book artist, printmaker, organizer, photographer, founder of International Society of Copier Artists (I.S.C.A)

Elizabeth [Betty] Minnie Lee Lambert (23 aug 1933 – 04 nov 1983 | Calgary, Alberta – Burnaby, British Columbia) professor, radio / stage / television playwright, focus on women, feminism, and sexual violence

Marilyn Berger (23 aug 1935 – US) author, broadcast / newspaper journalist

Karen S. Montgomery (23 aug 1935 – US) artist, state politician, fine arts professor, arts / women’s / disabilities activist

Viva (23 aug 1938 – Syracuse NY) author, actress, video artist, Warhol superstar, née Janet Susan Mary Hoffman

Isabel Bassett (23 aug 1939 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) broadcaster, former politician, pioneer in Canadian broadcasting

Patricia McBride (23 aug 1942 – Teaneck NJ) ballerina, master teacher

Martha Jane Beattie Kitchel (23 aug 1945 – St. Johnsbury VT) social worker, former Vermont State politician

Jeramie Rain (23 aug 1948 – Charleston WV) actress, producer, screenwriter

Merrie Spaeth (23 ug 1948 – US) author, essayist, former actress, political / public relations consultant, founding president Spaeth Communications executive training and coaching

Norah O’Neill (23 aug 1949 – Seattle WA) artist, memoirist, first licensed female Alaskan pilot, women’s aviator activist / mentor

Terry Wolverton (23 aug 1954 – Cocoa Beach FL) poet, editor, novelist, memorist

Lori Altshuler (23 aug 1957 – 05 nov 2015 | Englewood NJ – Manhattan Beach CA) author, mentor, essayist, professor, psychiatrist, mood disorder researcher

Martha Zoller (23 aug  1959 – Columbus GA) author, radio host, political commentator

Mary Zimmerman (23 aug 1960 – Lincoln NE) playwright, opera and theatre director, professor of Performance Studies

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