Guess Who This Is

67 Persons in the National Women's Hall of Fame:

Location:
76 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Web Site:
Years Active:
1973 to present

Alice Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Stokes Paul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suffragist. Also the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in 1923. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Women's Hall of Fame 1979. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Althea Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1991.

Amelia Earhart

Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license in 1930. Book Gift from the Sea. Advocate peace with Hitler, causing controversy, before the war. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1999. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1997.

Annie Oakley

Real/Birth Name:
Phoebe Ann Moses
Also Known As:
Phoebe Ann Mosey
Phoebe Ann Mosee
Phoebe Ann Mosie
Phoebe Ann Mozee
Nickname(s):
Little Sure Shot
Watanya Cicilla
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1980. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1984.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Nickname(s):
Babe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like Babe Ruth. Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp. National Women's Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. World Golf Hall of Fame 1951. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Barbara Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Charline Jordan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 35 days before her 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gave keynote address at 1976 Democratic National Convention. National Women's Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Bessie Coleman

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. Died when she fell out of an airplane that went into a spin and crashed. She was not the pilot. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1992. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.

Bessie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967. National Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Betty Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Bloomer Warren
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gerald Ford, until his earlier death.
Younger than Gerald Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Became First Lady when her husband took office on Nixon's resignation. Encouraged breast cancer exams and championed alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1987. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Betty Friedan

Real/Birth Name:
Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Feminist. Books The Feminine Mystique, The Fountain of Age. Co-founder of the feminist group National Organization for Women ("NOW"). National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.

Beverly Sills

Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera. 2007 inductee Long Island Music Hall of Fame. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. National Medal of Arts 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 October 1977.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billie Holiday

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Blues Hall of Fame 1991. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1961. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 2011. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billie Jean King

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 9 days before her 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. Played Bobby Riggs and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987. California Hall of Fame 2006. California Sports Hall of Fame 2010. National Women's Hall of Fame 1990. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 1999. Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2011. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1999. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1972.

Clara Barton

Real/Birth Name:
Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Also Known As:
Clarissa Harlow Barton
Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Nickname(s):
Angel of the Battlefield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Both middle names are cited. Founded American Red Cross. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Health Care Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.

Donna de Varona

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joanna Kerns by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1987. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2003.

Dorothy Height

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Irene Height
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Major civil rights leader. President of National Council of Negro Women. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2003. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Edith Wharton

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Newbold Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for Novel 1921. Novel The Age of Innocence. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. French Legion of Honor. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Eileen Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 6 days before her 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, military test pilot, retired from the US Air Force, retired from NASA May 1, 2006. First female shuttle pilot, first female shuttle commander. Shuttle missions STS-63 (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), STS-84 (Atlantis, 1997), STS-93 (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), STS-114 (Discovery, 2005.) More than 872 hours in space. Multiple medals awarded. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008. French Legion of Honor. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013. Irish America Hall of Fame 2016.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
mother of
wife of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, until his earlier death.
Younger than Franklin D. Roosevelt by 2 years.
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Remote cousin to her husband. Maiden name Roosevelt. Human rights activist. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Elizabeth Dole

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elizabeth Hanford
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Hanford Dole
Nickname(s):
Liddy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bob Dole by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Republican Senator from North Carolina 2003-. Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan. Secretary of Labor from 1989 to 1990 under George H.W. Bush. President of the American Red Cross. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.

Ella Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. National Medal of Arts 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ella Grasso

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.

Emma Lazarus

Real/Birth Name:
Emma Lazarus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poem The New Colossus which appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. National Women's Hall of Fame 2009. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 10 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 4 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
grandmother of
aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 2 years.
grandmother of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 4 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 2 years.
wife of
Sargent Shriver, until she died.
Younger than Sargent Shriver by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the Special Olympics 1968. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2017. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2008. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2002.

Geraldine Ferraro

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Anne Ferraro
Also Known As:
Geraldine Zaccaro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 9th district January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1985. Candidate for Vice President 1984 with Walter Mondale. . United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Commentator on CNN's TV program Crossfire. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Gloria Steinem

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Marie Steinem
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed feminist. Cofounder of magazine Ms.. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.

Grace Hopper

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Brewster Murray
Also Known As:
Grace Murray Hopper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. A pioneer in computer programming languages. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1991. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Harriet Tubman

Real/Birth Name:
Araminta Ross
Also Known As:
Moses
Nickname(s):
Minty
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Reputed Underground Railroad conductor - helping free slaves. Helped the Union Army as a scout and guide. Active in the women's suffrage movement. Born ca. 1820. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.

Helen Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Hayes Brown
Nickname(s):
First Lady of the Theater
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Herbie Rides Again, Airport. First actress to win an Oscar in movie The Sin of Madelon Claude. Winner of Tony Award for Broadway plays Happy Birthday, Time Remembered. Also Oscar and Emmy awards. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. Theater Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1986. National Medal of Arts 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6258 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Helen Keller

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Adams Keller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 26 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind and deaf since age 18 months. Learned to speak, became lecturer. Subject of the movie The Miracle Worker starring Patty Duke. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 1971. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2006.

Helen Stephens

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Herring Stephens
Nickname(s):
The Fulton Flash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 17 days before her 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put and discus. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 4x100 meter relay. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

Hillary Clinton

Real/Birth Name:
Hillary Diane Rodham
Also Known As:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than William Jefferson Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Books It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, Living History, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets. First Lady during terms of husband as president. Senator from New York from 1993, 2 terms. Candidate for President as a Democrat in 2008 elections, lost bid to Barack Obama. Named Secretary of State 2009, served 4 years. Candidate for president, declared in April 2015. Nominated candidate by the convention July 2016. Lost the election November 2016. National Women's Hall of Fame 2005. Liberty Medal 2013. Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2004. Irish America Hall of Fame 2015.

Jacqueline Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993. French Legion of Honor 1949. International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.

Janet Reno

Real/Birth Name:
Janet Wood Reno
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Attorney general 1993 until 2001, appointed by William Jefferson Clinton. Height 6' 2". Ran for governor of Florida but lost. National Women's Hall of Fame 2000.

Joan Ganz Cooney

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ganz
Also Known As:
Joan Redden Ganz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 17 days before her 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of Children's Television Workshop, now known as Sesame Workshop, famous for creation of the children's TV show Sesame Street. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Television Hall of Fame 1989. National Humanities Medal 2003.

Julia Child

Real/Birth Name:
Julia McWilliams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 2 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed cook with a high soprano voice. Height 6' 2". PBS TV show The French Chef. Cookbooks published - Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Worked for OSS in World War II. National Women's Hall of Fame 2007. French Legion of Honor.

Julie Krone

Real/Birth Name:
Julieann Louise Krone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race at the Belmont Stakes in 1993. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 2000. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2005. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1999. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Katharine Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho. National Women's Hall of Fame 2002. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1993.

Lucille Ball

Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Desi Arnaz by 5 years.
mother of
wife of
Gary Morton, until she died.
Older than Gary Morton by 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Star of TV shows I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy. Movies Mame, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Long, Long Trailer. Broadway musical Wildcat. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989. Television Hall of Fame 1984. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. Cecil B DeMille Award 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Madeleine Albright

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Jana Korbelová
Also Known As:
Madaleine Korbelová Albright
Madaleine Korbel Albright
Marie Jana Korbel
Nickname(s):
Madlenka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of State in Clinton administration. United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor after retirement. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2009.

Mae Jemison

Real/Birth Name:
Mae Carol Jemison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Volunteer in Peace Corps in Africa. Mission STS-47 on the shuttle Endeavour. The first African-American female in space. Taught at Dartmouth College. Founded the company Jemison Group. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2002. International Space Hall of Fame..

Maria Tallchief

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Maria Tallchief
Nickname(s):
Betty Marie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Balanchine by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Father was a Native American, an Osage. Changed her name professionally. Danced with the New York City Ballet. Danced in The Nutcracker in role of The Sugarplum Fairy. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. National Medal of Arts 1999. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1972.

Marian Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Mary Cassatt

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lived much of her adult life in France. Impressionist. Women's suffragist. French Legion of Honor. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Maya Angelou

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. TV miniseries Roots. Tony Award nomination for play Look Away. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. National Medal of Arts 2000. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1993. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard.

Maya Lin

Real/Birth Name:
Maya Ying Lin
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Designed the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington DC, winning the competition at age 21. National Medal of Arts 2009. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1990. National Women's Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Nancy Pelosi

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

From San Francisco. 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, the first woman to hold the office. Also House Minority Whip. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Nellie Bly

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
Nickname(s):
Pinky
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a teenager, she added an 'e' to the end of her name. During her career she claimed 1867 as her birth year, but a baptism record shows 1864. Famed for two journalism feats - traveling around the world in 72 days, and faking insanity to investigate an asylum from the inside. Died of a stroke. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.

Oprah Winfrey

Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, The Color Purple. News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah). National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Television Hall of Fame 1993. Cecil B DeMille Award 2018.

Patsy Mink

Real/Birth Name:
Matsu Takemoto
Also Known As:
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. US Representative from Hawaii 1965 to 1971 and later 1990 to 2002, her death. First woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Candidate for president in the 1972 election. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Pearl Buck

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize 1932. The first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1938. Books The Good Earth, A House Divided. Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Rachel Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Louise Carson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marine biologist, conservationist. Book Silent Spring. Credited with initiating much of the popular ecology movement. Her book led to the banning of DDT. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.

Rosa Parks

Real/Birth Name:
Rosa Louise McCauley
Also Known As:
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for instigating the Montgomery Bus Boycott when on December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. Civil rights icon. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1996. Congressional Gold Medal 1999. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 2008.

Rosalynn Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than Jimmy Carter by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First Lady while husband was President. First syllable of name Rosalynn pronounced "Rose". Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.

Ruth Johnson Colvin

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Johnson
Also Known As:
Ruth Colvin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
101, 33 days before her 102nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Literacy activist. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.

Sally Ride

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, STS-7 in 1983 and STS-41-G in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space. International Space Hall of Fame 1985. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014. San Diego Women's Hall of Fame. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2005.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Day
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Supreme Court Justice September 25, 1981 - January 31, 2006, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 2002. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. Liberty Medal 2003. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2008. San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame 2014. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Shannon Lucid

Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Matilda Wells
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in China, in Shanghai, then under Japanese rule, to missionaries. Biochemist and astronaut. Flew in space 5 times. Soviet Mir station 188 days in 1986. Shuttle missions STS-51-G in 1985, STS-34 in 1989, STS-43 in 1991, and STS-58 in 1993. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1996. Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame 1993. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2014. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Okhahoma Women’s Hall of Fame 1993.

Shirley Chisholm

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Anita St. Hill
Also Known As:
Shirley St. Hill Chisholm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Elected to Congress from NY, served 1969-1983. Candidate for president 1972. Books Unbought and Unbossed, The Good Fight. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Sojourner Truth

Real/Birth Name:
Isabella Baumfree
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
86 or 87
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A freed slave from New York who lectured on abolition, women's rights, prison reform. National Women's Hall of Fame 1981. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1983.

Susan B. Anthony

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Brownell Anthony
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

lead campaign for woman suffrage. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Temple Grandin

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Temple Grandin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professor of animal science. Known for her autism and her lectures and writings. Subject of television film Temple Grandin. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2012. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Trail of Fame 2012. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Tenley Albright

Real/Birth Name:
Tenley Emma Albright
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gold at the 1956 Olympics and winner of multiple US championships. The first American female skater to win an Olympic gold. Became a surgeon. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. United States Skating Hall of Fame 1976. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Willa Cather

Real/Birth Name:
Wilella Sibert Cather
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels My Antonia, Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Pulitzer Prize in 1922 for her novel One of Ours. National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Nebraska Hall of Fame 1962. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1986. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011.

Wilma Mankiller

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation for 10 years. Book Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1998. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Okhahoma Women’s Hall of Fame 1986.

Wilma Rudolph

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1961.
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