Commemoratives of Famous Women for 18 April 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 25 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 18 April 2012

100. birthday: Wendy Barrie
English actress
* 18 April 1912 in Hong Kong
† 2 February 1978 in Englewood, New Yersey

75. birthday: Marcia Haydee
Brasilian dancer, choreographer, ballet director.
* 18 April 1937 in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro


Fembiography of Marcia Haydee (German)

95. birthday: Friederike Luise, Friederike Luise von Griechenland

* 18 April 1917 in Bad Blankenburg
† 6 February 1981 in Madrid

65. birthday: Kathy Acker
American writer
* 18 April 1947 in New York City
† 30 November 1997 in Tijuana, Mexico (Klinik)

532. birthday: Lucrezia Borgia
Italian noblewoman
* 18 April 1480 in Rom
† 24 June 1519 in Ferrara


Fembiography of Lucrezia Borgia (German)

199. birthday: Ann Leah Fox
US-American medium
* 18 April 1813 in Rockland County, New York
† 1 November 1890 in New York City

183. birthday: Mother Mary Baptist Russell
American
* 18 April 1829 in Newry, Irland
† 6 August 1898 in San Francisco ?

171. birthday: Flora Geisenheimer
German donor, philanthropist
* 18 April 1841 in Frankfurt/M.
† 31 January 1928 in Frankfurt/M.

152. birthday: Elsa von Schabelsky
German
* 18 April 1860 in Stupky, Südrussl.
† 1906 nach

146. birthday: Ida Brag
Swedish
* 18 April 1866 in Angered
† 11 April 1921 in Stockholm

138. birthday: Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic
writer
* 18 April 1874 in Ogulin
† 21 September 1938 in Zagreb

133. birthday: Grete Meisel-Hess
German writer
* 18 April 1879 in Prag
† 18 April 1922 in Berlin

124. birthday: Frida Leider
German singer
* 18 April 1888 in Berlin
† 4 June 1975 in Berlin

123. birthday: Jessie Street
Australian feminist and author
* 18 April 1889 in Chota Nagpur (Indien)
† 2 July 1970 in ""

122. birthday: Frieda Koenen
German politician
* 18 April 1890 in Flensburg
† 17 November 1968 in Berlin

122. birthday: Maria Pavlovna, Prinzessin
Russian-Swedish painter, writer
* 18 April 1890 in St. Petersburg
† 13 December 1958 in Konstanz

109. birthday: Diana Poulton
English
* 18 April 1903

102. birthday: Sylvia Fisher
Australian singer
* 18 April 1910 in Melbourne
† 26 August 1996 in Melbourne

101. birthday: Erna Maria Johansen
German eductor, pacifist
* 18 April 1911 in Berlin
† 27 April 1986 in Berlin


Fembiography of Erna Maria Johansen (German)

64. birthday: Catherine Malfitano
American singer
* 18 April 1948 in New York

53. birthday: Jo Freeman
American feminist actvist, theorist, lawyer, writer, political scientist
* 18 April 1959 in Queens, New York City

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days of death 18.04.2012

75. day of death: Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks, Lady Aberdeen
English politician, reformer
* 14 March 1857 in London
† 18 April 1939 in Aberdeen

25. day of death: Hilde Benjamin
German attorney general (GDR)
* 5 February 1902 in Bernburg/ Saale
† 18 April 1989 in Berlin Ost


Fembiography of Hilde Benjamin (German)

40. day of death: Betty Compson
American actress
* 18 March 1897 in Beaver City, Utah
† 18 April 1974 in Glendale, CA

30. day of death: Martha Strele
Austrian painter
* 11 March 1889 in Brixen a.E.
† 18 April 1984 in Innsbruck

283. day of death: Giovanna Fratellini
Italian
* 1666 in Florenz / Florence
† 18 April 1731 in Florenz / Florence

231. day of death: Anna Margaretha Justina Textor
Goethe"s maternal grandmother
* 31 July 1711 in Wetzlar
† 18 April 1783 in Frankfurt/M.

168. day of death: Johanna Jacoba Borski-van de Velde
Dutch entrepreneur
* 1 September 1764 in Amsterdam
† 18 April 1846 in Amsterdam

142. day of death: Ann Preston
American physician
* 1 December 1813 in Westgrove, Chester Cty, PA
† 18 April 1872 in Philadelphia

131. day of death: Agnes Tyrell
Czech-English singer
* 20 September 1846 in Brünn
† 18 April 1883 in ebd.

112. day of death: Anna Regan
Austrian singer (soprano)
* 18 September 1841 in Aich b. Karlsbad
† 18 April 1902 in München

102. day of death: Martha George Rogers Ripley
American physician
* 30 November 1843 in Lowell, Vt.
† 18 April 1912 in Minneapolis

101. day of death: Pauline Schanz
German writer, translator
* 10 September 1828 in Leipzig
† 18 April 1913 in Berlin

92. day of death: Grete Meisel-Hess
German writer
* 18 April 1879 in Prag
† 18 April 1922 in Berlin

91. day of death: Maximiliane Bleibtreu
Austrian actress
* 1 August 1870 in Pressburg
† 18 April 1923 in Dresden

74. day of death: Edith Robinson
English violinist
* 29 October 1867 in Manchester
† 18 April 1940 in Manchester

71. day of death: Elisabeth Dauthendey
German writer
* 19 January 1854 in Petersburg
† 18 April 1943 in Würzburg

59. day of death: Bennata Otten
German librarian
* 21 December 1882 in Lübeck
† 18 April 1955 in ebd.

58. day of death: Johanna Niederhellmann
German
* 6 February 1891
† 18 April 1956

54. day of death: Edith Hoereth- Menge
German peace activist
* 7 February 1888 in Eichstätt
† 18 April 1960

47. day of death: Käthe Braun-Prager
Austrian writer and painter
* 12 February 1888 in Wien
† 18 April 1967 in ebd.

44. day of death: Klara Weich
German politician
* 7 November 1883 in München / Munich
† 18 April 1970 in München / Munich

33. day of death: Marianne Mahlberg
German rower
* 31 January 1914 in Köln / Cologne
† 18 April 1981 in Köln / Cologne

29. day of death: Gertrude Caton-Thompson
English archeologist
* 1 February 1889 in London
† 18 April 1985 in Broadway, Engl.

21. day of death: Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink
English sculptor, painter, illustrator
* 14 November 1930 in Thurlow, Suffolk
† 18 April 1993 in Woolland, Dorset

8. day of death: Maria Amelia Dziewulska

* 1 June 1909 in Warschau / Warsaw
† 18 April 2006 in Warschau / Warsaw

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