Commemoratives of Famous Women for 8 March 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.


22 birthdays and 15 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 8 March 2012

125. birthday: Una, Lady Troubridge
English lover and biographer of Radclyffe Hall
* 8 March 1887 in London
† 24 September 1963 in Rom

160. birthday: Anna Gerresheim
German painter
* 8 March 1852 in Ribnitz (Mecklenburg- Schwerin)
† 1921

110. birthday: Louise Beavers
American actress
* 8 March 1902 in Cincinnati, OH
† 26 October 1962

218. birthday: Agnes Franz
German writer
* 8 March 1794 in Militsch/ Schlesien
† 13 May 1843 in Breslau

174. birthday: Pauline Staegemann, geb. Schuch
German socialist, feminist
* 8 March 1838 in Oderbruch
† 5 September 1909

156. birthday: Mary Wright Plummer
American
* 8 March 1856 in Richmond
† 21 September 1916 in Dixon, IL

154. birthday: Marie Lang

* 8 March 1858 in Wien
† 14 October 1934 in Altomünster

139. birthday: Mathilde Jacob
German
* 8 March 1873 in Berlin
† 14 April 1943 in Theresienstadt

138. birthday: Lina Hilger

* 8 March 1874 in Kaiserslautern
† 13 April 1942

133. birthday: Maria von Graimberg
German educator and philanthropist
* 8 March 1879 in Bensheim
† 14 June 1965 in Heidelberg

133. birthday: Mechtilde von Lichnowsky
German writer
* 8 March 1879 in Schloss Schönburg bei Griesbach im Rottal (Niederbayern)
† 4 June 1958 in London


Fembiography of Mechtilde von Lichnowsky (German)

132. birthday: Ola Alsen
German
* 8 March 1880 in Bon
† 4 March 1956 in München

128. birthday: Shrimati Uma Nehru
Indian politician, resistance fighter, writer
* 8 March 1884
† 29 August 1963

117. birthday: Juana Fernandez de Ibarbourou
Uruguayan poet
* 8 March 1895 in Melo
† 15 July 1979 in Montevideo

92. birthday: Eva Dahlbeck
Swedish actress, writer
* 8 March 1920 in Saltsjö, Duvnäs
† 8 February 2008 in Stockholm

91. birthday: Cyd Charisse (eig. Tula Ellice Finklea)
American actress, dancer
* 8 March 1921 in Amarillo, TX
† 17 June 2008 in Los Angeles

78. birthday: Kai Fischer
German actress
* 8 March 1934 in Prag

71. birthday: Ivana Loudová
Czech composer
* 8 March 1941 in Chlumec nad Cidlinou

69. birthday: Lynn Redgrave
English actress
* 8 March 1943
† 2 May 2010 in Kent, CT

68. birthday: Regina Ziegler
German entrepreneur: film producer
* 8 March 1944 in Quedlinburg

58. birthday: Pat, nach Geschlechtsumwandlung Patrick Califia
American writer, activist, sexologist
* 8 March 1954 in Christ Church, TX

49. birthday: Sasha Waltz
g choreographer
* 8 March 1963


Fembiography of Sasha Waltz (German)

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days of death 08.03.2012

175. day of death: Marguerite-Victoire Babois

* 8 October 1760 in Versailles
† 8 March 1839 in Paris

70. day of death: Mathilde Kralik
Austrian composer
* 3 December 1857 in Linz
† 8 March 1944 in Wien

197. day of death: Anna Maria Lenngren
Swedish writer
* 18 June 1754 in Uppsala
† 8 March 1817 in Stockholm

138. day of death: Louise Colet
French writer
* 15 August 1810 in Aix-en-Provence
† 8 March 1876 in Paris

137. day of death: KATHINKA Zitz-Halein
German writer, democrat
* 4 November 1801 in Mainz
† 8 March 1877 in Mainz


Fembiography of KATHINKA Zitz-Halein (German)

127. day of death: Caroline Prinzessin von Sayn-Wittgenstein geb. Iwanowska
Ukrainian princess; life partner of Franz Liszt
* 8 February 1819 in Kiew
† 8 March 1887 in Rom

83. day of death: Clara Kathleen Rogers
English
* 14 January 1844 in Sheltenham
† 8 March 1931 in Boston

71. day of death: Alice Nielsen
American singer (soprano)
* 1876/1868 in Nashville
† 8 March 1943 in New York

71. day of death: Alma del Banco
German painter; Nazi victim
* 24 December 1862 in Hamburg
† 8 March 1943 in Hamburg

31. day of death: Cathy Berberian
American singer, actress, music teacher, composer
* 4 July 1925 in Attleboro, MA
† 8 March 1983 in Rom/Rome

21. day of death: Anna Oppermann
German painter
* 18 February 1940 in Eutin
† 8 March 1993 in Celle

13. day of death: Dame Ninette de Valois
Irish dancer and choreographer; director of the Royal Ballet
* 6 June 1898 in Baltiboys, Wicklow
† 8 March 2001

12. day of death: Winnie Markus
German actress
* 16 May 1921 in Prag / Prague
† 8 March 2002 in München / Munich

9. day of death: Brigitte Mira
German actress
* 20 April 1910 in Hamburg
† 8 March 2005 in Berlin, Krankenhaus

9. day of death: Jeanette Schmid, Baroness Lips von Lipstrill
Austrian whistle artist
* 6 November 1924 in Wallern im Böhmerwald (heute Volary in Tschechien)
† 8 March 2005 in Wien / Vienna; letzte Ruhestätte im Familiengrab in Bischofsreuth in Bayern

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