Commemoratives of Famous Women for 12 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 21 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 12 January 2012

150. birthday: Michael Field (=Edith Emma Cooper)
English writer
* 12 January 1862 in Birmingham
† 13 December 1913 in Hawksyard Priory?

252. birthday: Friederike Bethmann
German actress
* 12 January 1760 in Gotha
† 16 August 1815 in Berlin

192. birthday: Carolina Maria Seymour Severance
US-American reformer and clubwoman
* 12 January 1820 in Canandaigua, NY
† 10 November 1914 in Los Angeles, CA

176. birthday: Arabella Goddard
English
* 12 January 1836 in St. Servan
† 6 April 1922 in Boulogne

173. birthday: Marie Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft
English
* 12 January 1839 in Doncaster
† 22 May 1921 in Folkestone

148. birthday: Annie Russell
American actress
* 12 January 1864 in Liverpool
† 16 January 1936 in Winter Park, FL

138. birthday: Tatjana Ljovovna Scepkina-Kupernik
Russian writer
* 12 January 1874 in Moskau
† 1952 in ebd.

137. birthday: Marika Stiernstedt
Swedish writer
* 12 January 1875 in Stockholm
† 25 October 1954 in Tyringe

136. birthday: Annie Krull
German singer
* 12 January 1876 in Tessin b. Rostock
† 14 June 1947 in Schwerin

134. birthday: Sella Hasse
German graphic artist
* 12 January 1878 in Bitterfeld (LdF: 12.2.1880 Berlin)
† 27 April 1963 in Ostberlin

114. birthday: Melitta Amerling
Austrian singer
* 12 January 1898 in Wien

102. birthday: Luise Rainer
American actress
* 12 January 1910 in Düsseldorf

102. birthday: Mary R. Haas
American linguist
* 12 January 1910
† 17 May 1996

89. birthday: Alice Miller
Swiss psychoanalyst and author
* 12 January 1923 in Lemberg
† 14 April 2010 in Provence

82. birthday: Luitgard Im
German actress
* 12 January 1930 in Wemding b. Donauwörth
† 21 April 1997 in Wemding b. Donauwörth

79. birthday: Liliana Cavani
Italian director; screen writer
* 12 January 1933 in Carpi, Modena

68. birthday: Viktoria Postnikova
Russian pianist
* 12 January 1944 in Moskau

57. birthday: Kirstie Alley
US-American actress
* 12 January 1955 in Wichita, KS

54. birthday: Christiane Amanpour
English-Iranian journalist, foreign correspondent (CNN)
* 12 January 1958 in London


Fembiography of Christiane Amanpour (German)

47. birthday: Maybrit Illner
German (political) talk show host, journalist
* 12 January 1965 in Berlin Ost


Fembiography of Maybrit Illner (German)

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days of death 12.01.2012

125. day of death: ELISE Bethge-Truhn
German actress, playwright
* 4 March 1838 in Berlin
† 12 January 1889 in Hannover

75. day of death: Susanna von Orelli
Swiss social worker
* 27 December 1845 in Zürich
† 12 January 1939 in ebd.

70. day of death: Marie Henriques
Danish
* 26 June 1866 in Petershoj
† 12 January 1944 in Montebello

60. day of death: Ellen Thesleff

* 5 October 1869 in Helsinki
† 12 January 1954

195. day of death: Christiane Benedicte Naubert
German writer
* 13 September 1752 in Leipzig
† 12 January 1819 in ebd.

134. day of death: Ida Gräfin von Hahn-Hahn
German travel writer
* 22 June 1805 in Remplin (W 83) Tressow (Wi 76, M., LdF) in Mecklenburg
† 12 January 1880 in Mainz

127. day of death: Isabella Valancy Crawford

* 25 December 1850 in Dublin
† 12 January 1887 in Ontario

124. day of death: Minna Peschka-Leutner
Austrian singer
* 25 October 1839 in Wien
† 12 January 1890 in Wiesbaden

103. day of death: Mary Kollock
American painter
* 1840 in Norfolk
† 12 January 1911 in New York

102. day of death: Clara von Rappard
Swiss painter
* 19 May 1857 in Wabern b. Bern
† 12 January 1912 in Bern

96. day of death: Anna Lisa Hwasser-Engelbrecht
Swedish actress
* 16 August 1861 in Solna
† 12 January 1918 in Stockholm

86. day of death: Maria Amanda Gerner
writer
* 2 April 1843 in Schweinfurt
† 12 January 1928 in Zürich

69. day of death: Gertrud Seele
German
* 22 September 1917 in Berlin
† 12 January 1945 in Berlin- Plötzensee

67. day of death: Rosa Smith Eigenmann
American
* 7 October 1858 in Monmouth, IL
† 12 January 1947 in San Diego, CA

61. day of death: Rösy von Känel
Swiss writer
* 23 January 1895 in Aarau
† 12 January 1953 in Zürich

56. day of death: Emmy Leisner
German singer
* 7 August 1885 in Flensburg
† 12 January 1958

49. day of death: Lorraine Hansberry
US-American playwright, civil rights reormer
* 19 May 1930 in Chicago, IL
† 12 January 1965 in Chicago, IL

38. day of death: Agatha Christie
English writer
* 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon
† 12 January 1976 in Wallingford/ Oxfordshire


Fembiography of Agatha Christie (German)

31. day of death: Frederique Petrides
Dutch-American conductor, violinist
* 26 September 1903
† 12 January 1983 in New York

16. day of death: Libuse Moníková
German-Czech writer
* 30 August 1945 in Prag
† 12 January 1998 in Berlin


Fembiography of Libuse Moníková (German)

7. day of death: Alice Coltrane
American jazz pianist
* 27 August 1937 in Detroit
† 12 January 2007 in West Hills, CA

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