10 oct 20 | women.born.today

Ellen Hardin Walworth (20 oct 1832 – 23 jun 1915 | Jacksonville IL – Washington DC) poet, author, editor, attorney, historian, biographer, social activist, domestic violence activist, historic preservationist, Daughters of American Revolution co-founder

Bessie Bradwell Helmer (20 oct 1858 – 10 jan 1927 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) attorney, publisher, women’s rights activist / advocate

Frances Alice Kellor (20 oct 1873 – 04 jan 1952 | Columbus OH – New York NY) author, essayist, social reformer / investigator, focus on women and immigrants

Nellie Mooney McClung (20 oct 1873 – 01 sep 1951 | Chatsworth, Ontario – Victoria, British Columbia ) novelist, legislator, suffragist, social activist, non-fiction author, one of Canada’s Famous Five

Inglis Fletcher (20 oct 1879 – 30 may 1969 | Alton IL – Wilmington NC) novelist, playwright

Anita Miller Smith (20 oct 1893 – 1968 | Torresdale PA – Woodstock NY) artist, author, herbalist, historian, impressionist and regionalist painter

Isabel Dawn (20 oct 1897 – 29 jun 1966 | Evansville IN – Woodland Hills CA) actress, screenwriter, aka Isabel L. Seitz de Gaw

Arlene Francis Kazanjian (20 oct 1907 – 31 may 2001 | Boston MA – San Francisco CA) actress, memoirist, radio talk show host, tv game show panelist, autobiographical author

Cleo Hartwig (20 oct 1907 – 18 jun 1988 | Webberville MI – New York NY) sculptor

Janet Rosenberg Jagan (20 oct 1920 – 28 mar 2009 | Chicago IL – Belém, Brazil) poet, children’s author-publisher, social / political / women’s rights activist, first female Prime Minister and first female President of Guyana

Kathryn [Kitty] Hach-Darrow (20 oct 1922 – Bucklin MO) chemist, aviator, water quality researcher, philanthropist, first female director American Water Works

Mary Fuller McChesney (20 oct 1922 – Wichita KS) author, sculptor, biographer, art historian

Joyce Diane Bauer Brothers (20 oct 1927 – 13 may 2013 | Brooklyn NY – Fort Lee NJ) author, columnist, psychologist, tv personality

Alice Friman (20 oct 1933 – New York NY) poet, creative writing professor, radio podcaster, Indiana Writers’ Center co-founder

Byllye Yvonne Avery (20 oct 1937 – DeLand FL) documentary filmmaker, health care activist, founded US National Black Women’s Health Project

Dolores Hicks Hart (20 oct 1938 – Chicago IL) actress, Catholic religious sister, autobiographical author

Joanna Simon (20 oct 1940 – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano, arts correspondent, real estate broker

Jacqueline [Jackie] Winsor (20 oct 1941 – St John’s, Newfoundland) Canadian-American sculptor, post-minimal / anti-form / process artist

Charlotte Sue Brown (20 oct 1943 – Cleveland OH) tv writer / director / producer, first woman showrunner of primetime network television series

Noreen Corcoran (20 oct 1943 – 15 jan 2016 | Quincy MA – Van Nuys CA) actress, dancer, theatre arts / dance member

Jean E. Howard (20 oct 1948 – Houlton ME) author, feminist, Shakespeare scholar, English studies professor, academic board member and consultant

Angela Alioto (20 oct 1949 – San Francisco CA) attorney, politician, memoirist, political family member, Secular Franciscan Order member, Knights of Francis at Porziuncola Nuova founder

Susan Deer Cloud (20 oct 1950 – Livingston Manor NY) poet, editor, Catskill native, aka Susan Clements, creative writing professor, fiction / non-fiction writer

Nikki Grimes (20 oct 1950 – New York NY) poet, journalist, young adult novelist, children’s picture book author

Elodie Lauten (20 oct 1950 – 03 jun 2014 Paris, France – New York NY) née Genevieve Schecroun, microtonalist / postminimalist composer

Melanie Joy Mayron (20 oct 1952 – Philadelphia PA) actress, tv / film director

Peggy Grisham (20 oct 1954 – 14 mar 2016 | Buffalo NY – Silver Spring MD) health care journalist, Kaiser Health News co-founder

Rebecca Mercuri (20 oct 1954 – US) computer security expert, forensic computing investigator, founded Notable Software computer security and forensics consulting company, developed Mercuri method for testing / verifying electronic voting machines

Hillary Carlip (20 oct 1956 – Los Angeles CA) author, visual artist, founder, co-president, executive creative director of teen web network

Hilda Lucia Solis (20 oct 1957 – Los Angeles CA) politician, college prep advocate, social / labor activist, member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Lynn Elizabeth Beaulieu Flewelling (20 oct 1958 – Presque Isle ME) serial fantasy fiction author

Valerie Faris (20 oct 1958 – Los Angeles CA) film director, music video producer

Sheri Salata (20 oct 1959 – Georgia US) producer, memoirist, co-founder / president of Story brand / media company, former co-owner Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Louisiana Bendolph (20 oct 1960 – Boykin AL) visual artist, art quilt maker, associated with The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

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