Commemoratives of Famous Women for 28 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.


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

birthdays 28 April 2012

100. birthday: Odette (Marie Céline) Sansom (Hallowes) geb. Brailly
French-English resistance fighter; spy
* 28 April 1912 in Amiens
† 13 March 1995 in Walton-on-Thames

350. birthday: Maria Aurora Gräfin von Königsmarck
German-Swedish noblewoman, mistress
* 28 April 1662 in Schloß Agathenburg bei Stade
† 16 February 1728 in Quedlinburg

75. birthday: SIGLINDE (SIGI) HARREIS-LANGER
German journalsit
* 28 April 1937 in Tübingen

130. birthday: Frances Elliott Davis
US-American nurse
* 28 April 1882 in North Carolina
† 2 May 1965 in Mount Clemens, MI

65. birthday: Jackie Winnow
American
* 28 April 1947
† 7 September 1991

311. birthday: Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte
French
* 28 April 1701 in Paris
† 6 September 1780 in Paris

212. birthday: Karoline Lebrun
German actress
* 28 April 1800 in Hamburg
† 23 January 1886 in ebd.

184. birthday: Marie Cranz
German writer
* 28 April 1828 in Ilshofen b. Schäbisch-Hall
† 30 December 1906 in Ulm

169. birthday: Angelika von Hörmann zu Hörbach
Austrian writer
* 28 April 1843 in Innsbruck
† 23 February 1921 in Innsbruck

152. birthday: Adine Gemberg
German writer
* 28 April 1860 in Petersburg
† 10 August 1902 in Wittenberg

142. birthday: Frances Hodgkins

* 28 April 1870 in Dunedin
† 13 May 1947 in Dorchester b.

136. birthday: Irma Saenger-Sethe
Belgian
* 28 April 1876 in Brüssel

133. birthday: Frida Rubiner
German
* 28 April 1879 in Mariampol/ Litauen
† 22 January 1952 in Berlin/ DDR

129. birthday: Etta Federn
German writer and translator
* 28 April 1883 in Wien
† 9 May 1951 in Paris

128. birthday: Edith Summers Kelley
American writer
* 28 April 1884 in Ontario, Canada
† 9 June 1956 in Los Gatos, CA

108. birthday: Elisabeth Schumacher
German resistance fighter
* 28 April 1904 in Darmstadt
† 22 December 1942 in Berlin-Plötzensee

102. birthday: Karin Hardt
German actress
* 28 April 1910 in Hamburg
† 5 March 1992 in Hamburg

94. birthday: Anja Lundholm, geb. Erdtmann (Ps. Ann Berkeley)
German writer
* 28 April 1918 in Düsseldorf
† 4 August 2007 in Frankfurt/M.


Fembiography of Anja Lundholm, geb. Erdtmann (Ps. Ann Berkeley) (German)

92. birthday: Nan Merriman
US-American singer
* 28 April 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
† 22 June 2012 in Los Angeles

86. birthday: Harper Lee
American writer
* 28 April 1926 in Monroeville, AL

83. birthday: Renate Mayntz

* 28 April 1929 in Berlin

74. birthday: GERLINDE LOCKER
Austrian actress
* 28 April 1938 in Linz, Östr.

67. birthday: Heidi Alm-Merk
German politician
* 28 April 1945 in Strub b. Berchtesgaden

62. birthday: Carolyn Forché
American poet
* 28 April 1950 in Detroit, MI

52. birthday: Elana Kagan
American supreme court justice
* 28 April 1960 in New York City

38. birthday: Penelope Cruz
Spanish actress
* 28 April 1974 in Madrid

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days of death 28.04.2012

125. day of death: Auguste Dröge, Ps. A. Görde
German writer
* 12 April 1811 in Hildesheim
† 28 April 1889 in Hannover

75. day of death: Anne Walter Fearn
US-American physician
* 21 May 1865 in Holly Springs
† 28 April 1939 in Berkeley

80. day of death: Sophie Louise Klingspor
Swedish writer
* 14 June 1859 in Gasvadholm
† 28 April 1934

30. day of death: Sylvia Ashton-Warner
New Zealand writer
* 17 December 1908 in Stratford, Neuseel.
† 28 April 1984 in Tauranga


Fembiography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner (German)

5. day of death: Jekaterina Sergejewna Maximowa, Maksimowa
Russian dancer
* 1 February 1939 in Moskau /Moscow
† 28 April 2009

5. day of death: Idea Vilariño
Uruguayan poet and literary scholar
* 18 August 1920 in Montevideo
† 28 April 2009 in Montevideo

757. day of death: Schadschar Ad Durr

* 1220 um in ""
† 28 April 1257 in Kairo

158. day of death: Marie Laura Förster
German
* 9 March 1817 in Dresden- Neustadt
† 28 April 1856 in Dresden

87. day of death: Maria Janitschek
German writer
* 22 July 1859 in Mödling b. Wien
† 28 April 1927 in München

74. day of death: Luisa Tetrazzini
Italian singer
* 28 June 1871 in Florenz
† 28 April 1940 in Mailand

71. day of death: Rosa Manus
Dutch women's rights pioneer, pacifist
* 20 August 1881 in Amsterdam
† 28 April 1943 in Ravensbrück


Fembiography of Rosa Manus (German)

69. day of death: Clara (Claretta) Petacci
Italian mistress of Mussolini
* 28 February 1912 in Rom
† 28 April 1945 in Mezzegra

57. day of death: Frieda Fromm-Reichmann
German-American psychotherapist and analyst
* 23 October 1889 in Karlsruhe
† 28 April 1957 in Chestnut Lodge, MD

41. day of death: Siri Derkert
Swedish artist
* 30 August 1888 in Stockholm
† 28 April 1973 in Lidingö

39. day of death: Grace Goldsmith
American
* 8 April 1904 in St. Paul, MN
† 28 April 1975 in New Orleans

38. day of death: Hilde Hildebrand
German actress
* 19 September 1897 in Hannover
† 28 April 1976 in Berlin

17. day of death: Ann Petry
American writer, journalist
* 12 October 1908 in Old Saybrook, CT
† 28 April 1997 in Old Saybrook, CT


Fembiography of Ann Petry
Fembiography of Ann Petry (German)

14. day of death: Penelope Fitzgerald
English writer
* 17 December 1914
† 28 April 2000 in Highgate, London

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