Events in Women’s History
1810 – Sarah Booth debuts at the Royal Opera House
1890 – King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and his daughter, Wilhelmina, ascended to the throne. She would reign for almost 58 years.
1993 – Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
2005 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman elected to lead an African country.
1924 – Anita Linda, Filipino actress
1924 – Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
1925 – Elaine Horseman, British author (d. 1999)
1931 – Gloria Lynne, American singer
1939 – Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (d. 2001)
1503 – Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy as third wife of Charles the Bold (b. 1446)
1941 – Henrietta Vinton Davis, African American actor, elocutionist, dramatic reader, playright and International organizer (b. 1860)
1972 – Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
1979 – Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)