Commemoratives of Famous Women for 16 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.


18 birthdays and 16 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 16 January 2012

80. birthday: Dian Fossey
American zoologist, mountain gorilla expert, writer
* 16 January 1932 in San Francisco, CA
† 27 December 1985 in Virunga- Nationalpark, Ruanda


Fembiography of Dian Fossey (German)

105. birthday: Irmingard von Freyberg
German
* 16 January 1907 in München
† 29 March 1985 in Würzburg

65. birthday: Juliet Berto
French actress, director, writer
* 16 January 1947 in Grenoble
† 10 January 1990 in Paris

271. birthday: Hester Thrale, verh. Piozzi
English
* 16 January 1741 in Bodvel
† 2 May 1821 in Clifton

208. birthday: Giuditta Sidoli Bellerio
Italian
* 16 January 1804 in Mailand
† 28 March 1871 in Turin

187. birthday: Virginia Clay-Clopton
US-American women"s rights activist
* 16 January 1825 in Nash County, NC
† 23 June 1915 in Gurley, AL

157. birthday: Eleanor Marx
English politician, pacifist, yougest daughter of Jenny and Karl Marx
* 16 January 1855 in London, Soho
† 31 March 1898 in London

148. birthday: Anna Semjonowna Golubkina
Russian sculptor
* 16 January 1864 in Zarajek
† 7 September 1927 in Saraisk

134. birthday: Johanne Reitze
German
* 16 January 1878 in Hamburg
† 22 February 1949 in ebd.

119. birthday: Daisy Kennedy

* 16 January 1893 in Burra-Burra b. Adelaide
† 30 July 1981 in London

114. birthday: Gerta Overbeck
German painter
* 16 January 1898 in Dortmund
† 2 March 1977 in Cappenberg bei/near Lünen, Westf.


Fembiography of Gerta Overbeck
Fembiography of Gerta Overbeck (German)

111. birthday: Laura Riding
American
* 16 January 1901 in New York City
† 2 September 1991 in Sebastian, FL

104. birthday: Ethel Merman
American singer, actress
* 16 January 1908 in Astoria, Queens, N.Y.
† 15 February 1984 in New York

79. birthday: Susan Sontag
American writer, critic, "public intellectual"
* 16 January 1933 in New York
† 28 December 2004 in New York City, Sloan Kettering Mem. Hosp.


Fembiography of Susan Sontag (German)

78. birthday: Marilyn Horne
US-American singer
* 16 January 1934 in Bradford, PA


Fembiography of Marilyn Horne (German)

77. birthday: Inger Christensen
Danish poet
* 16 January 1935 in Vejle
† 2 January 2009 in Kopenhagen / Copenhagen

71. birthday: Iris Gusner
German director
* 16 January 1941 in Trautenau (heute Trutnow, Tschechien)

53. birthday: Sade Adu
Nigerian-English singer
* 16 January 1959

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days of death 16.01.2012

75. day of death: Helena Swanwick
English
* 1864 in München
† 16 January 1939 in London

145. day of death: Julie Gräfin von Egloffstein
German painter
* 12 September 1792 in Hildesheim
† 16 January 1869 in Marienroda

204. day of death: Jekaterina Daschkowa
Russian writer
* 28 March 1743 in Petersburg
† 16 January 1810 in Moskau

186. day of death: Charlotte Buff-Kestner
German friend of Goethe; model of Werther"s Lotte
* 11 January 1753 in Wetzlar
† 16 January 1828 in Hannover


Fembiography of Charlotte Buff-Kestner
Fembiography of Charlotte Buff-Kestner (German)

166. day of death: Evdokija Iljinisa Istomina
Russian
* 6 January 1799 in Petersburg
† 16 January 1848 in ebd.

87. day of death: Lili Dressler
German singer
* 11 February 1857 in Würzburg
† 16 January 1927 in München

79. day of death: Ma Barker
American
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† 16 January 1935

78. day of death: Annie Russell
American actress
* 12 January 1864 in Liverpool
† 16 January 1936 in Winter Park, FL

72. day of death: Carole Lombard
American actress
* 6 October 1908 in Fort Wayne, IN
† 16 January 1942 in Las Vegas, NV


Fembiography of Carole Lombard (German)

71. day of death: Jane Avril

* 9 June 1868 in Belleville b. Paris
† 16 January 1943 in ""

48. day of death: Margarete Susman
Swiss writer
* 14 October 1872 in Hamburg
† 16 January 1966 in Zürich

47. day of death: Marie Majerová

* 1 February 1882 in Uvaly/Böhmen
† 16 January 1967 in Prag

46. day of death: Liselotte Richter
German
* 7 June 1906 in Berlin
† 16 January 1968

44. day of death: Philippine Schick,
German
* 9 February 1893 in Bonn
† 16 January 1970 in München

32. day of death: Astrid Berwald
Swedish pianist
* 8 September 1886 in Stockholm
† 16 January 1982 in Stockholm

27. day of death: Ilse Langner
German writer
* 21 May 1899 in Breslau
† 16 January 1987 in Darmstadt

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