Commemoratives of Famous Women for 4 January 2012

A list of famous women whose birthday or death occurred on this date. The information is drawn from the FemBio Database and is updated daily. If you would like to learn more about the individual women or about future commemoratives, please consult the Database.


20 birthdays and 17 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 4 January 2012

200. birthday: Dragolja Jarnevic
Croatian writer
* 4 January 1812
† 1875

75. birthday: Grace Bumbry
American singer
* 4 January 1937 in St. Louis, MO

390. birthday: Anne Murray Lady Halkett
English
* 4 January 1622 in London
† 22 April 1699

140. birthday: Kerstin Hesselgren
Swedish social politician
* 4 January 1872 in Torsäker/Gem. Hofors i. Gästrikland
† 19 August 1962 in Stockholm

120. birthday: Adeline De Sale Link
American
* 4 January 1892 in Omaha (Nebr.)
† 20 November 1943 in Chicago

60. birthday: Michele Wallace
American writer, feminist theorist
* 4 January 1952 in Harlem, New York City

105. birthday: MARTE HARELL (eig. Martha Schömig)
Austrian actress
* 4 January 1907 in Wien / Vienna
† 12 August 1996 in Wien / Vienna

176. birthday: Ilma de Murska
Croatian singer
* 4 January 1836 in Zagreb
† 14 January 1898 in München

168. birthday: Helen Kendrick Johnson
American
* 4 January 1844 in Hamilton, NY
† 3 January 1917 in New York City

136. birthday: Paola Drigo
Italian writer
* 4 January 1876 in Castelfranco Veneto
† 4 January 1938 in Mussolente

129. birthday: Johanna Westerdijk
Dutch botanist
* 4 January 1883 in Nieuwer-Amstel
† 15 November 1961 in Baarn

126. birthday: Rosa Menzer
Lithuanian resistance fighter
* 4 January 1886 in Plunge, Litauen
† 1942 FrŸhj in KZ Ravensbrück

122. birthday: Wilhelmine Siefkes
German poet
* 4 January 1890 in Leer
† 28 August 1984 in ebd.

121. birthday: Nelly Diem
Swiss
* 4 January 1891 in St. Gallen

116. birthday: Pola, Apolonia Gojawiczynska
Polish writer
* 4 January 1896 in Warschau
† 29 March 1963

113. birthday: Alma Buscher, verh. Siedhoff
German designer, carpenter
* 4 January 1899
† 25 September 1944 in Frankfurt/M.


Fembiography of Alma Buscher, verh. Siedhoff (German)

103. birthday: Cilly Aussem
German tennis player
* 4 January 1909 in Köln
† 22 March 1963 in Positano od. Portofino

97. birthday: Marie-Louise von Franz

* 4 January 1915 in München
† 16 February 1998 in Küsnacht

69. birthday: Doris Kearns Goodwin
American writer, historian
* 4 January 1943 in Brroklyn, New York

68. birthday: Judy Winter
German actress
* 4 January 1944 in Friedland/Oberschlesien

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days of death 04.01.2012

210. day of death: Charlotte Ramsay Lennox
writer
* 1720 in New York
† 4 January 1804 in ebd.

170. day of death: Mary Hack
English writer
* 10 November 1777 in Carlisle
† 4 January 1844 in Southampton

10. day of death: Joan Aiken
English writer
* 4 September 1924 in Rye, Sussex
† 4 January 2004 in Petworth, West Sussex

193. day of death: Elizabeth Ann Seton
American philanthropist, founder of the order of the Sisters of Charity; first US-American Saint
* 28 August 1774 in New York
† 4 January 1821 in Emmitsburg b. Baltimore

162. day of death: Frances Berry Whitcher
American writer
* 1 November 1811 in Whitesboro, NY
† 4 January 1852 in ebd.

139. day of death: Martha Coffin Wright, Martha
American
* 25 December 1806 in Boston
† 4 January 1875 in Boston

114. day of death: Luise Fröbel, geb. Levin
German kindergarden pioneer
* 15 April 1815 in Osterode
† 4 January 1900 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel

96. day of death: Johanna Wege
German writer
* 15 December 1844 in Neustädtel, Schlesien
† 4 January 1918 in Weimar

88. day of death: Margherita Margherita von Savoyen
Italian
* 20 November 1851 in Turin
† 4 January 1926 in Bordighera

76. day of death: Paola Drigo
Italian writer
* 4 January 1876 in Castelfranco Veneto
† 4 January 1938 in Mussolente

68. day of death: Emilie Gourd
Swiss feminist
* 19 December 1879 in Genf / Geneva
† 4 January 1946 in Genf / Geneva


Fembiography of Emilie Gourd (German)

62. day of death: Frances Kellor
American sociologist, writer
* 20 October 1873 in Columbus
† 4 January 1952 in New York

57. day of death: Caroline Haslett
English electrical engineer
* 17 August 1895 in Three Bridges, Sussex
† 4 January 1957 in Bungay, Suffolk

46. day of death: Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron
American
* 26 July 1869 in Neuseeland
† 4 January 1968 in Palo Alto, CA

26. day of death: Lily Laskine
French harpist
* 31 August 1893 in Paris
† 4 January 1988 in ebd.

18. day of death: Maria Wimmer
German actress
* 27 January 1911 in Dresden
† 4 January 1996 in Bühl, Schwarzwald

13. day of death: Erika Wisselinck
German feminist, German translator of Mary Daly"s works
* 6 October 1926 in Görlitz
† 4 January 2001 in Madeira


Fembiography of Erika Wisselinck (German)

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