Commemoratives of Famous Women for 19 May 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.


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

birthdays 19 May 2012

200. birthday: Lady Elizabeth Charlotte Guest
Welsh writer, entrepreneur, collector
* 19 May 1812 in Uffington House
† 15 January 1895 in Canford Manor

140. birthday: Rosina Storchio
Italian singer
* 19 May 1872 in Mantua
† 24 July 1945 in Mailand

110. birthday: Monette Moore
American
* 19 May 1902
† 21 October 1962

70. birthday: Alexandra (Doris Nefedov)
German
* 19 May 1942 in Heydekrug, Memel
† 31 July 1969 in Tellingstedt bei Heide, Holstein

155. birthday: Clara von Rappard
Swiss painter
* 19 May 1857 in Wabern b. Bern
† 12 January 1912 in Bern

155. birthday: Margaret Bush-Brown
American
* 19 May 1857 in Philadelphia
† 1944 in Ambler b. Philadelphia

444. birthday: Leonora Galigai

* 19 May 1568 in Florenz
† 8 July 1617 in Paris

241. birthday: Rahel Varnhagen
German writer, salon hostess
* 19 May 1771 in Berlin
† 7 March 1833 in Berlin


Fembiography of Rahel Varnhagen (German)

212. birthday: Sarah Miriam Peale
American painter
* 19 May 1800 in Philadelphia
† 4 February 1885 in ebd.

173. birthday: Alice Mary Smith
English composer
* 19 May 1839 in London
† 4 December 1884 in London

151. birthday: Nellie Melba
Australian singer
* 19 May 1861 in Burnley b. Melbourne
† 23 February 1931 in Sydney


Fembiography of Nellie Melba (German)

133. birthday: Lady Nancy Witcher Astor
English-American politician, social reformer
* 19 May 1879 in Danville, Virginia
† 2 May 1964 in Schloß Grimsthorpe

83. birthday: Hannelore Fuchs
German
* 19 May 1929

82. birthday: Lorraine Hansberry
US-American playwright, civil rights reormer
* 19 May 1930 in Chicago, IL
† 12 January 1965 in Chicago, IL

79. birthday: Elena Poniatowska
Mexican writer, journalist
* 19 May 1933 in Paris

76. birthday: Jayne Cortez
American poet
* 19 May 1936 in Arizona

71. birthday: Dagmar Hirtz
German director, script writer
* 19 May 1941 in Aachen

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days of death 19.05.2012

120. day of death: Caroline Mehitable Fisher Sawyer
American writer and publisher
* 10 December 1812 in Newton, MA
† 19 May 1894 in Somerville n.

90. day of death: Bernarda Bütler
Swiss
* 28 May 1848 in Auw/ Aargau
† 19 May 1924 in Cartagena

20. day of death: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
American First Lady (1961-3
* 28 July 1929 in Southampton
† 19 May 1994 in New York


Fembiography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (German)

55. day of death: Margarete Teschemacher
German singer
* 3 March 1903 in Köln
† 19 May 1959 in Tegernsee

55. day of death: Maria Ducia
Austrian politician, social democrat, feminist
* 25 April 1875 in Innsbruck
† 19 May 1959 in Innsbruck


Fembiography of Maria Ducia
Fembiography of Maria Ducia (German)

478. day of death: Anne Boleyn
English singer, composer, lutist. 2nd wife of Henry VIII; mother of Elizabeth I. of England
* 1501? in Blickling, Norfolk?
† 19 May 1536 in London

387. day of death: Katharina Henoth
German
* 1597 ca
† 19 May 1627 in Köln

166. day of death: Milly Francis
American
* 1802 ? in Alabama
† 19 May 1848 in Muskogee n., Okla.

137. day of death: Hedvig Charlotta Djurström
Swedish actress
* 14 May 1807 in Kalmar
† 19 May 1877 in Norrköping

118. day of death: Kate Field
American journalist
* 1 October 1838 in St. Louis
† 19 May 1896 in Honolulu

82. day of death: Karoline Anna Stunz
German
* 30 August 1870 in Frankfurt
† 19 May 1932 in Frankfurt

72. day of death: Nini Roll Anker
Norwegian writer
* 3 May 1873 in Molde
† 19 May 1942 in Asker

52. day of death: Gabriele Münter
German painter, graphic artist
* 19 February 1877 in Berlin
† 19 May 1962 in Murnau


Fembiography of Gabriele Münter (German)

51. day of death: Margarethe Matzenauer
Hungarian-Austrian singer (alto)
* 1 June 1881 in Temesvar
† 19 May 1963 in Van Nuys, CA

49. day of death: Marja Dabrowska, geb. Szumska
Polish writer
* 6 October 1889 in Rusow
† 19 May 1965 in Warschau

38. day of death: Jeanette Wolff
German
* 22 June 1888 in Bocholt
† 19 May 1976 in Berlin

29. day of death: Toni Lander
Danish
* 19 June 1931 in Gentofte
† 19 May 1985 in Salt Lake City

29. day of death: Lina SCHWEIZER

* 22 September 1896 in Zimmerwald
† 19 May 1985 in ""

27. day of death: Alice Sheldon (James Tiptree)
US-American writer
* 24 August 1915 in Chicago, IL
† 19 May 1987 in Maclean, Virginia

16. day of death: Dorothy Donegan
American jazz pianist
* 6 April 1922 in Chicago, IL
† 19 May 1998 in Los Angeles, CA

13. day of death: Eliza Hansen
Romanian-German piano teacher, pianist, harpsichordist
* 31 May 1909 in Bukarest
† 19 May 2001 in Hamburg?

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