Commemoratives of Famous Women for 8 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.


21 birthdays and 13 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 8 January 2012

75. birthday: Shirley Bassey
English singer
* 8 January 1937 in Tiger Bay, Cardiff

110. birthday: Gret Palucca
German dancer, dancing teacher
* 8 January 1902 in München/Munich
† 22 March 1993 in Dresden


Fembiography of Gret Palucca (German)

145. birthday: Emily Greene Balch
American peace advocate, social reformer, economist
* 8 January 1867 in Jamaica Plain, MA
† 9 January 1961 in Cambridge, MA


Fembiography of Emily Greene Balch
Fembiography of Emily Greene Balch (German)

394. birthday: Madeleine Béjart
French
* 8 January 1618 in Paris
† 17 February 1672 in ebd.

374. birthday: Elisabetta Sirani
Italian painter
* 8 January 1638 in Bologna
† 28 August 1665 in Bologna

164. birthday: Elisa Bloch

* 8 January 1848 in Breslau
† 1900 n in ""

161. birthday: Anna Haverland

* 8 January 1851 in Potsdam
† 29 May 1908 in Dresden- Blasewitz

153. birthday: Fanny Bullock Workman

* 8 January 1859 in Worcester, MA
† 22 January 1925 in Newton

149. birthday: Ellen Churchill Semple
American geographer
* 8 January 1863 in Louisville, KY
† 8 May 1932 in West Palm Beach, FL

148. birthday: Mary Kenney O'Sullivan
US-amerikanische labor leader
* 8 January 1864 in Irland
† 18 January 1943 in West Medford

139. birthday: Helene Helene von Savoyen

* 8 January 1873 in Cetinje
† 28 November 1952 in Montpellier

137. birthday: Sara Jane Cahier
American singer
* 8 January 1875 in Nashville
† 15 April 1951 in Manhattan Beach b. L.A.

136. birthday: Armande de Polignac
French
* 8 January 1876 in Paris
† 29 April 1962 in Seine-et-oise

132. birthday: Melanie Kurt
Austrian singer (soprano)
* 8 January 1880 in Wien
† 11 March 1941 in New York

123. birthday: Emmy Wellesz, geb. Stross
Austrian art historian, orientalist
* 8 January 1889 in Wien / Vienna
† 13 June 1987 in Wien / Vienna

121. birthday: Margaret Storm Jameson
English writer
* 8 January 1891 in Whitby/ Yorkshire
† 30 September 1986 in Cambridge

121. birthday: Bronislawa Nijinska
Russian
* 8 January 1891 in Minsk
† 21 February 1972 in Pacific Palisades, CA

107. birthday: Grete Mosheim
German actress
* 8 January 1905 in Berlin
† 29 December 1986 in New York

102. birthday: Galina Ulanowa
Russian dancer
* 8 January 1910 in Petersburg
† 21 March 1998 in Moskau


Fembiography of Galina Ulanowa (German)

101. birthday: Thelma ("Butterfly") McQueen
American actress
* 8 January 1911 in Tampa, FL
† 22 December 1995 in Augusta, FL

86. birthday: Evelyn Lear
American
* 8 January 1926 in Brooklyn

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days of death 08.01.2012

110. day of death: Ernestine Hirschler
German
* 1843 um
† 8 January 1904 in Weimar

90. day of death: Marie von Olfers
German
* 27 October 1826 in Berlin
† 8 January 1924 in Berlin

179. day of death: Cathérine Duchesnois
French actress
* 5 June 1777 in St.-Saulves
† 8 January 1835 in Paris

103. day of death: Emma Ihrer
German politivian, union official
* 3 January 1857 in Glatz
† 8 January 1911 in Berlin


Fembiography of Emma Ihrer (German)

98. day of death: Ada Rehan
American actress
* 22 April 1857 in Limerick
† 8 January 1916 in New York

94. day of death: Maud Powell
US-American violinist
* 22 August 1868 in Peru, IL
† 8 January 1920 in Uniontown, PA

68. day of death: Paula Müller-Otfried
German politician
* 7 June 1865 in Hoya/ Weser
† 8 January 1946 in Einbeck

62. day of death: Antonia Maury
American astronomer
* 21 March 1866 in Cold Spring, NY
† 8 January 1952 in Dobbs Ferry, NY

54. day of death: Marie Luise Becker
German writer
* 28 December 1871 in Eberswalde
† 8 January 1960 in Berlin West


Fembiography of Marie Luise Becker (German)

48. day of death: Martha Fuchs
German
* 1 October 1892 in Grubschütz b. Bautzen
† 8 January 1966 in Braunschweig

44. day of death: Helene Scheu- Rieß
Austrian writer, translator, publisher
* 18 September 1880 in Olmütz
† 8 January 1970 in Wien

21. day of death: Eleanor Burford Hibbert (Ps. Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr)
English writer
* 1 September 1906 in London
† 8 January 1993 in Mittelmeer (Kreuzfahrt)

7. day of death: Yvonne de Carlo
Canadian actress
* 1 September 1922 in Vancouver
† 8 January 2007 in Los Angeles

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