Commemoratives of Famous Women for 31 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.


22 birthdays and 20 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 31 January 2012

75. birthday: Helke Sander
German director, writer, feminist
* 31 January 1937 in Berlin


Fembiography of Helke Sander
Fembiography of Helke Sander (German)

140. birthday: Helene Christaller
German writer
* 31 January 1872 in Darmstadt
† 24 May 1953 in Jugenheim, Bergstraße

110. birthday: Tallulah Bankhead
American actress
* 31 January 1902 in Huntsville, AL
† 12 December 1968 in New York

110. birthday: Alva Myrdal
Swedish social reformer; Nobel laureate (peace, 1980)
* 31 January 1902 in Uppsala
† 1 February 1986 in Stockholm


Fembiography of Alva Myrdal (German)

115. birthday: Elena Liessner-Blomberg
Russian-German painter
* 31 January 1897 in Moskau
† 1 January 1978 in Berlin

115. birthday: Nabia Abbott
American
* 31 January 1897 in Mardin, Südost-Türkei
† 15 October 1981 in Chicago


Fembiography of Nabia Abbott (German)

256. birthday: Ernestine Voß
German wife Joh. Heinr. Voß
* 31 January 1756 in Meldorf, Holstein
† 10 March 1834 in Heidelberg

192. birthday: Concepción de Arenal
Spanish
* 31 January 1820 in El Ferrol
† 4 February 1893 in Vigo

192. birthday: Léonie Halévy
French sculptor
* 31 January 1820 in Paris
† 16 July 1884 in St.-Germain-en-Laye

189. birthday: Elise Polko
German
* 31 January 1823 in Dresden, Wackerbartsruhe b.
† 15 May 1899 in München

158. birthday: Marie Jaehner
German
* 31 January 1854 in Konkolewo (Provinz Posen)
† 29 October 1919 in Schweidnitz

147. birthday: Elisaweta Sergejewna Kruglikowa
Russian painter, graphic artist
* 31 January 1865 in ""
† 21 July 1941 in ""

136. birthday: Minna Bollmann
German
* 31 January 1876
† 28 December 1935

134. birthday: Lenore Kühn
German
* 31 January 1878 in Riga
† 21 October 1955 in Tutzing, Obb.

119. birthday: Freya Stark
English travel writer
* 31 January 1893 in Paris
† 9 May 1993 in Asolo, Italien


Fembiography of Freya Stark
Fembiography of Freya Stark (German)

111. birthday: Marieluise Kaschnitz
German writer
* 31 January 1901 in Karlsruhe
† 10 October 1974 in Rom/Rome


Fembiography of Marieluise Kaschnitz (German)

107. birthday: Anna Blaman
Dutch writer
* 31 January 1905 in Rotterdam
† 13 July 1960 in Rotterdam

98. birthday: Marianne Mahlberg
German rower
* 31 January 1914 in Köln / Cologne
† 18 April 1981 in Köln / Cologne

92. birthday: Benoîte Groult
French writer
* 31 January 1920 in Paris

91. birthday: Eva Maria Buch
German resistance fighter
* 31 January 1921
† 5 August 1943 in Berlin-Plötzensee

83. birthday: Jean Simmons
US-American-British actress
* 31 January 1929 in London
† 22 January 2010 in Santa Monica, CA

74. birthday: Beatrix van Oranje-Nassau
Dutch queen
* 31 January 1938 in Schloß Soestdijk b. Baarn
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Fembiography of Beatrix van Oranje-Nassau (German)

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days of death 31.01.2012

140. day of death: Sophie Gräfin von Ségur
French-Russian writer
* 19 July 1799 in St. Petersburg
† 31 January 1874 in Paris


Fembiography of Sophie Gräfin von Ségur (German)

30. day of death: Ada Beatrice Bricktop
American
* 14 August 1894 in Alderson
† 31 January 1984 in New York

115. day of death: Elise Rüdiger
German writer
* 7 March 1812 in Eschwege
† 31 January 1899 in Berlin

199. day of death: Karoline von Linsingen
German writer
* 27 November 1768 in Hannover
† 31 January 1815

194. day of death: Josepha Auernhammer
Austrian pianist, composer
* 25 September 1758 in Wien / Vienna
† 31 January 1820 in Wien / Vienna

96. day of death: Else Thomann- Buchholz
Austrian-Swiss painter
* 16 November 1875 in Wien
† 31 January 1918 in Zollikon

88. day of death: Stella Rothschild
German writer
* 14 October 1840 in Randegg, Baden
† 31 January 1926 in Frankfurt/M.

86. day of death: Flora Geisenheimer
German donor, philanthropist
* 18 April 1841 in Frankfurt/M.
† 31 January 1928 in Frankfurt/M.

79. day of death: Helene Glatzer
German
* 8 February 1902 in Weinböhla b. Dresden
† 31 January 1935 in Halle, Polizeigefängnis

77. day of death: Anna Bergström-Simonsson
Swedish
* 30 December 1853 in Persberg
† 31 January 1937 in Stockholm

64. day of death: Mira Munkh

* 11 November 1891 in Wien
† 31 January 1950 in Zürich

44. day of death: Marija Iwanowa Grubeschliewa
writer
* 13 June 1900 in Kjustendil
† 31 January 1970 in Sofia

39. day of death: Elsa Alsen
Polish-American singer
* 7 April 1880 in Obra, Polen
† 31 January 1975 in New York

39. day of death: Toti Dal Monte
Italian singer
* 27 June 1893 in Venedig / Mogliano Veneto
† 31 January 1975 in Pieve di Soligno (Prov. Treviso)

36. day of death: Margit Angerer, eig. von Rupp
Hungarian singer
* 6 November 1902 in Budapest
† 31 January 1978 in ""

26. day of death: Waltraud Gebert-Deeg
South Tyrolean politician
* 9 December 1928 in Blumau, Südtirol
† 31 January 1988 in Bruneck, Südtirol


Fembiography of Waltraud Gebert-Deeg
Fembiography of Waltraud Gebert-Deeg (German)

8. day of death: Moira Shearer
English dancer
* 17 January 1926 in Dunfermline
† 31 January 2006 in Oxford, England

7. day of death: Molly Tyler Ivins
US-amerikanische columnist
* 30 August 1944 in Kalifornien
† 31 January 2007 in Austin, TX

6. day of death: Eva Heller
German writer
* 8 April 1948 in Esslingen, Neckar
† 31 January 2008 in Frankfurt/M.

2. day of death: Dorothea Tanning
US-American painter, surrealist
* 5 August 1910 in Galesburg, IL
† 31 January 2012 in New York City

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