08 aug 28 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Ann Seton (28 aug 1774 – 04 jan 1821 | New York NY – Emmitsburg MD) widow, mother, memoirist, sainted religious, Sisters of Charity founder

Lucy Webb Hayes (28 aug 1831 – 25 jun 1889 | Chillicothe OH – Fremont OH) US Presidential First Lady, social activist, public speaker, temperance leader, aka Lemonade Lucy

Clara Erskine Clement Waters (28 aug 1834 – 29 feb 1916 | St Louis MO – Boston MA) biographer, translator, world traveller, travel writer, arts history author

Viola Florence Barnes (28 aug 1885 – 01 jul 1979 | Albion NE – South Hadley MA) author, historian, prominent American studies history scholar

Lucile Lloyd (28 aug 1894 – 25 feb 1941 | Cincinnati OH – Los Angeles CA) painter, muralist, decorator

Elizabeth Paepcke (28 aug 1902 – 15 jun 1994 | near Baltimore MD – Aspen CO) philanthropist, arts and culture supporter, aka The Grand Dame of Aspen, co-founded Aspen Music Festival and School

Jacqueline Cochran (28 aug 1906 – 09 aug 1980 | Pensacola FL – Indio CA) pioneering aviator, businesswoman, autobiographical author, still holds most comprehensive US aviation speed record

Sara [Sally] Anderson Immerwahr (28 aug 1914 – 25 jun 2008 | North Carolina US – Chapel Hill NC) author, classical archeologist

Tasha Tudor (28 aug 1915 – 18 jun 2008) artist, illustrator, children’s book author, simple living advocate, born Starling Burgess / rechristened Natasha

Hélène Baillargeon (28 aug 1916 – 25 sep 1997 | Saint-Martin, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) singer, actress, author, folklorist, tv show host

Nancy Kulp (28 aug 1921 – 03 feb 1991 | Harrisburg PA – Palm Desert CA) writer, lesbian, journalist, acting teacher, character actress

Phyllis Louise Manning Krasilovsky (28 aug 1926 – 27 feb 2014 | Brooklyn NY – Redding CT) editor, travel / magazine writer, children’s book author, children’s literature professor

Carline Hatcher Polite (28 aug 1932 – 07 dec 2009 | Detroit MI – Cheektowaga NY) author, dancer, civil rights activist, creative writing professor

Beebe Freitas (28 aug 1938 – Youngstown OH) pianist, organist, educator, vocal coach, Head of Music for Hawaii Opera Theatre, born Beatrice Pauline Botty

Edith Hanson (28 aug 1939 – India) India-born American essayist, tv personality living in Japan

Catherine Mackin (28 aug 1939 – 20 nov 1982 | Baltimore MD – Baltimore MD) pioneer news anchor / broadcast journalist, first female NBC correspondent to serve as floor reporter at national political convention

Valerie Miner (28 aug 1947 – New York NY) feminist, novelist, journalist, professor

Carol Ann Bartz (28 aug 1948 – Winona WI) author, memoirist, business executive, former CEO / president of Yahoo!

Barbara Bodine (28 aug 1948 – St Louis MO) author, academic, diplomat, heads Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI)

Vonda Neel McIntyre (28 aug 1948 – Louisville KY) sci-fi author / short fiction writer

Heather Reisman (28 aug 1948 – Montreal, Quebec) book retailer, philanthropist, businesswoman, children’s literacy activist

Dianne Warren (28 aug 1950 – Ottawa, Ontario) novelist, dramatist, short story writer

Barbara Hambly (28 aug 1951 – San Diego CA) screenwriter, biographical novelist, sci-fi / mystery / historical romance author

Patricia J. Williams (28 aug 1951 – Boston MA) author, legal scholar, critical race theory proponent

Kim Victoria Wright Abeles (28 aug 1952 – Richmond Heights MO) activist artist, feminist, interdisciplinary artist, Guggenheim Fellowship laureate

Rita Frances Dove (28 aug 1952 – Akron OH) poet, author, professor, Pulitzer Prize laureate for Poetry, former Poet Laureate of the US and Virginia State

Sylvie Desrosiers (28 aug 1954 – Montreal, Quebec) novelist, scriptwriter

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