3 100 birthdays of distinguished living women for 2011

25 Dec 1952 Carol (C C H) Pounder Guyana actress MCM*

25 Dec 1954 Annie Lennox Britain singer songwriter WWW

25 Dec 1975 Sara Abbasova Azerbaijan Paralympic powerlifter ATH*

26 Dec 1914 Sushila Nayar India doctor independence heroine JU

26 Dec 1930 Ruth Abrams U S A justice Massachusetts supreme court 1977- WAW

26 Dec 1935 Viorica Cortez Romania mezzo-soprano DO

26 Dec 1937 Teresa Kubiak Poland soprano DO

26 Dec 1939 Lynn Martin U S A teacher; secretary of Labor 1991-93 WWW

26 Dec 1942 Georgina Ashworth Britain founder-editor Change Reports on Women RL

26 Dec 1981 Anna Lebedeva Kazakhstan biathlete TOR*

26 Dec 1984 CHOI Eun-Kyung Korea world champion speed skater TOR*

26 Dec 1987 Elitsa Storey U S A Paralympic alpine skier TOR*

27 Dec 1975 Jaqueline Mourao Brazil cross country skier TOR*

27 Dec 1927 Anne Armstrong U S A ambassador to Britain 1976-77 EB77 JU

27 Dec 1934 Larisa Latywina Ukraine gymnast EB

27 Dec 1934 Pat Moss Britain rally driver

27 Dec 1938 Gabriela Komleva Russia ballerina WWW

27 Dec 1946 Janet Street-Porter Britain editor Independent on Sunday 1999-2001 WWW

27 Dec 1980 Rachelle Essah Cameroon Paralympic powerlifter ATH*

28 Dec 1934 Maggie Smith Britain actress EB

28 Dec 1943 Joan Ruddock Britain anti-nuclear campaigner; chair CND 1981-85 WWW

28 Dec 1947 Mamphela Ramphele South Africa physician anti-apartheid activist AWW JU

28 Dec 1976 Fatmeh Al-Azzam Jordan wheelchair table tennis player BEI*

29 Dec 1918 Mado Robin France soprano DO

29 Dec 1935 Rosalind Preston Britain Jewish women's leader WW

29 Dec 1937 Mary Tyler Moore U S A actress children's diabetes worker WWW

29 Dec 1959 Tracey Ullman Britain actress singer dancer MCM*

29 Dec 1969 Tina Pohlman U S A editorial director

29 Dec 1980 Yvonne Boenisch Germany Olympic judo champion ATH*

29 Dec 1981 Shizuka Arakawa Japan figure skater TOR*

30 Dec 1913 Elyne Keith Mitchell Australia author grazier

30 Dec 1919 Jo Van Fleet U S A actress MCM*

30 Dec 1923 Sara Lidman Sweden novelist EB

30 Dec 1926 Helen Oppenheimer Britain writer on theology WW

30 Dec 1930 Minita Gordon Belize teacher; governor general 1981-93 WWW

30 Dec 1956 Sheryl Lee Ralph U S A actress singer dancer MCM*

30 Dec 1958 Lisa Clayton Britain single-handed non-stop round-the-world sailor WWW

30 Dec 1981 Viktoriya Chernova Russia blind cross country skier TOR*

31 Dec 1924 Victoria Manalo Draves U S A springboard & platform diver EB

31 Dec 1926 Valerie Louise Pearl Britain historian; pres New Hall Cambridge University WWW

31 Dec 1941 Sarah Miles Britain actress WWW

31 Dec 1944 Barbara Nissman U S A pianist WKI

31 Dec 1946 Patti Smith U S A singer songwriter artist WWW

31 Dec 1948 Donna Summer U S A singer WWW

31 Dec 1966 Gong Li China actress UN goodwill ambassador EB95

31 Dec 1963 Lalita Yauhleuskaya Australia Commonwealth pistol champion CAB

31 Dec 1972 Ezzouha Edidal Mauritania Paralympic athlete ATH*

31 Dec 1979 Saidou Mauritania Paralympic athlete BEI*

31 Dec 1986 Marketa Sidkova Czech Republic Paralympic archer BEI*

31 Dec 1987 Emilie Lepennec France Olympic gymnastics champion ATH*

Reference Sources for Women’s Birthdays and Centenaries 2000-2060

* works with photos or other representations of women, or of their works of art

A. By Alphabetical Order

AA Jahrhundert der Frauen (Austrian Women Artists 1870-1999) ISBN 3-7017-1204-2 Ingried Brugger Kunstforum Vienna

AFM Encarta Africana Microsoft Redmond WA 98052-6399 CD-Rom January 1999

ATH* Olympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from

AWA* American Women Artists ISBN 0-380-61101-5 Charlotte Rubinstein Avon Boston pbk 1982

AWW Africa Who's Who ISBN 0-903274-23-X ed Raph Uwechue Africa Books 3 Galena Rd London W6 0LT 3rd edition 1996

BEI* Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from Atos Origin server

CAB* Commonwealth Athlete Biographies downloaded from http://tocinfov/biographies

CB Chambers Biographies on CD-Rom (includes 2250 women) Larousse plc London W1P 7AD 1996

CBW Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women ISBN 0-550-150064 ed Melanie Parry Larousse Edinburgh 1996

CE Columbia Encyclopedia ISBN 0-395-62438-X 5th edition 1993

CW Celebrate Women Calendar with birthdays of 1500 US women 1985 Margaret Zierdt 701 Roxboro Rd Rockville MD 20850

DBW Dictionary of British Women Writers ISBN 0-415-03625-9 ed Janet Todd Routledge London 1989

DIB Dictionary of Irish Biography

DO Dictionary of Opera ISBN 0-356-09700-5 Charles Osborne McDonald London 1983

DWC New Grove Dictionary of (875) Women Composers ISBN 0-333-515986 ed Julie Anne Sadie Macmillan London 1994

EB* Encyclopaedia Britannica 1994 edition, or earlier or later Annual or Book of the Year

EBC Encyclopaedia Britannica on DVD 2001 edition, ISBN 0-85229-671-1

ECB* England and Wales Cricket Board 2006

ELA Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature ISBN 1-884964-18-4 Verity Smith Fitzroy Dearborn Chicago 1997

ENA Encyclopedia of Native American Biography ISBN 0-8050-3270-3 Bruce E Johansen Henry Holt & Co New York 1997

EV Biographical Dictionary of [over 1000] British Women ISBN 0-905118-77-4 Elizabeth Vallance & others Europa 1983

EWA European Women of Achievement Award winner 2000 2 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AA # + 44 20 7222 6577

GAO* Grove Art Online ISBN 1-884446-00-0 34 vols ed Jane Turner OUP London 1996, now Oxford Art Online

GF * [1000] Grosse Frauen der Weltgeschichte ed Hilde Hess etc Verlag Sebastian Lux Murnau Munich

HEB Hutchison Encyclopaedia of Biography ISBN 1-85986-157-1 ed Christine Nicholls Helicon Oxford 1st edition 1996

IW (More) Missing Pieces - Women in Irish History ISBN 0-946211-17-5 Attic Press 48 Fleet Street Dublin 2 1983/5

IWA Indian Women through the Ages ISBN 81-7488-143-3 5 vols ed O P Ralhan Amnol Publ New Delhi 110 002 1995

IWW International Who's Who 1990-91 ISBN 0-946653-58-5 Europa Publications London 54th edition

IX Index to [13 000] Women: Biographies & Portraits ISBN 0-87305-097-5 Norma Olin Ireland FW Faxon Westwood MA 1970

IXS Index to Women: 1988 Supplement ISBN 0-8108-2092-7 Norma Olin Ireland Scarecrow Press Metuchin New Jersey

JU Macmillan Dictionary of [1750] Women's Biography ISBN 0-333-45303-4 Jennifer Uglow Macmillan 2nd edition 1989

LT* Obituary or other notice in The Times of London, usually of British women

LW* [1000] Grosse Frauen der Weltgeschichte R Loewit Wiesbaden 197?

MCM* Microsoft Cinemania 97 (includes 2400 women) Microsoft Redmond WA 98052-6399 CD-Rom July 1996

MQC Complete Who's Who on CD Marquis Publications 121 Chanlon Road New Providence NJ 07974 1998

MQW Who's Who in the World ISBN 0-8379-1119-2 Marquis Publications New Providence NJ 07974 1998

MWA* National Museum of Women in the Arts ISBN 0-940979-00-4 Harry N Abrams Inc New York 1987

NAM [442] Notable American Women Modern [1950-75] ISBN 0674637334 Barbara Sicherman & Carol H Green Harvard 1984

NAW Notable American Women 1607-1950 ISBN 0-674-62734-2 3 vols Edward T James Harvard Belknap paperback 1971

NA5 (500) Notable American Women 1976-2000 ISBN 0-674-01488 Susan Ware & Stacy Braukman Harvard Belknap 1984

NYT Obituary or other notice in the New York Times, usually of American women

ONB* Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – 6 000 women in 57 000 (UK) entries, and 1500 women among 10 500 images

ISBN 0-198-613512 Oxford Univ Press 2008

PP Petticoat Pioneers (of New Zealand) Vols 1-3 Harper 1980

RL Information obtained personally by author Raymond Lloyd

TOR* Olympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from

TWA* Tate Women Artists ISBN 1-85437-311-0 Alicia Foster Tate Enterprises Ltd Millbank London SW1P 4RG 2004

WA* Women Artists 1550-1950 ISBN 0-394-73326-6 Ann Sutherland Harris etc LACMA Los Angeles pbk 1977

WAW Who's Who of American Women ISBN 0-8379-0418-8 Marquis Publications New Providence NJ 07974 1988

WCG (100) Women Composers in Germany ed Roswitha Sperber Inter Nationes Bonn 1996

WF The Book of (1000 US) Women's Firsts ISBN 0-679-74820-8 Phyllis J Read & Bernard L Witlieb Random Hse NY 1992

WL Bloomsbury Guide to [4000] Women's Literature ISBN 0 7475 0895 X ed Claire Buck Bloomsbury London 1992

WIA* Women in Architecture ISBN 0-86294-106-7 Clare Lorenz 1990

WKI * Wikipedia - free online encyclopedia

WoC Women of China - Departed But Not Forgotten ISBN 0-8351-1175-x ed BAI Shouyi 50 Deng Shi Kou Beijing 1984

WP The Women of Psychology 2 vols Gwendolyn Stevens & Sheldon Gardner Schenkman Cambridge MA 1982

WW Who's Who 1897-1998 (includes 6000 women) ISBN 0-7136-4516-4 A & C Black / Oxford Univ Press CD-Rom June 1998

WWA Who's Who in Aviation History ISBN 1-85310-272-5 William Longyard Airlife Publishing Shrewsbury UK 1994

WWP Who's Who of (1500) Women in World Politics ISBN 0-86291-627-5 Bowker-Saur London 1st edition 1991

WWW International Who's Who of [5500] Women ISBN 1-85743-027-1 Europa Publications London 2nd edition Feb 1997

B. By Category

1. Encyclopaedias

CE Columbia Encyclopedia ISBN 0-395-62438-X 5th edition 1993

EB * Encyclopaedia Britannica 1994 edition, or earlier or later Annual or Book of the Year

EBC Encyclopaedia Britannica on DVD 2001 edition, ISBN 0-85229-671-1

WKI* Wikipedia - free online encyclopedia

2. General Biographical Dictionaries

CB Chambers Biographies on CD-Rom (includes 2250 women) Larousse plc London W1P 7AD 1996

HEB Hutchison Encyclopaedia of Biography ISBN 1-85986-157-1 ed Christine Nicholls Helicon Oxford 1st edition 1996

IWW International Who's Who 1990-91 ISBN 0-946653-58-5 Europa Publications London 54th edition

MQC Complete Who's Who on CD Marquis Publications 121 Chanlon Road New Providence NJ 07974 1998

MQW Who's Who in the World ISBN 0-8379-1119-2 Marquis Publications New Providence NJ 07974 1998

WW Who's Who 1897-1998 (includes 6000 women) ISBN 0-7136-4516-4 A & C Black / Oxford Univ Press CD-Rom June 1998

3. Women's Biographical Dictionaries

CBW Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women ISBN 0-550-150064 ed Melanie Parry Larousse Edinburgh 1996

GF* [1000] Grosse Frauen der Weltgeschichte ed Hilde Hess etc Verlag Sebastian Lux Murnau Munich

IX Index to [13 000] Women: Biographies & Portraits ISBN 0-87305-097-5 Norma Olin Ireland FW Faxon Westwood MA 1970

IXS Index to Women: 1988 Supplement ISBN 0-8108-2092-7 Norma Olin Ireland Scarecrow Press Metuchin New Jersey

JU Macmillan Dictionary of [1750] Women's Biography ISBN 0-333-45303-4 Jennifer Uglow Macmillan 2nd edition 1989

LW * [1000] Grosse Frauen der Weltgeschichte R Loewit Wiesbaden 197?

RL Information obtained personally by author Raymond Lloyd

WWW International Who's Who of [5500] Women ISBN 1-85743-027-1 Europa Publications London 2nd edition Feb 1997

4. Regional & National Biographical Dictionaries

AFM Encarta Africana Microsoft Redmond WA 98052-6399 CD-Rom January 1999

AWW Africa Who's Who ISBN 0-903274-23-X ed Raph Uwechue Africa Books 3 Galena Rd London W6 0LT 3rd edition 1996

ELA Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature ISBN 1-884964-18-4 Verity Smith Fitzroy Dearborn Chicago 1997

ENA Encyclopedia of Native American Biography ISBN 0-8050-3270-3 Bruce E Johansen Henry Holt & Co New York 1997

ONB* Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – 6 000 women in 57 000 (UK) entries, and 1500 women among 10 500 images

ISBN 0-198-613512 Oxford Univ Press 2008

NAM [442] Notable American Women Modern [1950-75] ISBN 0674637334 Barbara Sicherman & Carol H Green Harvard 1984

NA5 (500) Notable American Women 1976-2000 ISBN 0-674-01488 Susan Ware & Stacy Braukman Harvard Belknap 1984

WF The Book of (1000 US) Women's Firsts ISBN 0-679-74820-8 Phyllis J Read & Bernard L Witlieb Random Hse NY 1992

DIB Dictionary of Irish Biography

IW (More) Missing Pieces - Women in Irish History ISBN 0-946211-17-5 Attic Press 48 Fleet Street Dublin 2 1983/5

IWA Indian Women through the Ages ISBN 81-7488-143-3 5 vols ed O P Ralhan Amnol Publ New Delhi 110 002 1995

5. National Women's Biographical Dictionaries

CW Celebrate Women Calendar with birthdays of 1500 US women 1985 Margaret Zierdt 701 Roxboro Rd Rockville MD 20850

EV Biographical Dictionary of [over 1000] British Women ISBN 0-905118-77-4 Elizabeth Vallance & others Europa 1983

EWA European Women of Achievement Award winner 2000 2 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AA # + 44 20 7222 6577

NAW Notable American Women 1607-1950 ISBN 0-674-62734-2 3 vols Edward T James Harvard Belknap paperback 1971

LT Obituary or other notice in The Times of London, usually of British women

NYT Obituary or other notice in the New York Times, usually of American women

PP Petticoat Pioneers (of New Zealand) Vols 1-3 Harper 1980

TWA* Tate Women Artists ISBN 1-85437-311-0 Alicia Foster Tate Enterprises Ltd Millbank London SW1P 4RG 2004

WoC Women of China - Departed But Not Forgotten ISBN 0-8351-1175-x ed BAI Shouyi 50 Deng Shi Kou Beijing 1984

WAW Who's Who of American Women ISBN 0-8379-0418-8 Marquis Publications New Providence NJ 07974 1988

6. Specialist Biographical Dictionaries

ATH* Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from

BEI* Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from Atos Origin server

CAB* Commonwealth Athlete Biographies downloaded from http://tocinfov/biographies

DO Dictionary of Opera ISBN 0-356-09700-5 Charles Osborne McDonald London 1983

DWC New Grove Dictionary of (875) Women Composers ISBN 0-333-515986 ed Julie Anne Sadie Macmillan London 1994

ECB* England and Wales Cricket Board 2006

GAO* Grove Art Online ISBN 1-884446-00-0 34 vols ed Jane Turner OUP London 1996, now Oxford Art Online

MCM* Microsoft Cinemania 97 (includes 2400 women) Microsoft Redmond WA 98052-6399 CD-Rom July 1996

TOR* Olympic Athlete Biographies downloaded from

WA* Women Artists 1550-1950 ISBN 0-394-73326-6 Ann Sutherland Harris etc LACMA Los Angeles pbk 1977

WIA* Women in Architecture ISBN 0-86294-106-7 Clare Lorenz 1990

WL Bloomsbury Guide to [4000] Women's Literature ISBN 0 7475 0895 X ed Claire Buck Bloomsbury London 1992

WP The Women of Psychology 2 vols Gwendolyn Stevens & Sheldon Gardner Schenkman Cambridge MA 1982

WWA Who's Who in Aviation History ISBN 1-85310-272-5 William Longyard Airlife Publishing Shrewsbury UK 1994

WWP Who's Who of (1500) Women in World Politics ISBN 0-86291-627-5 Bowker-Saur London 1st edition 1991

7. Specialist National Biographical Dictionaries

AA Jahrhundert der Frauen (Austrian Women Artists 1870-1999) ISBN 3-7017-1204-2 Ingried Brugger Kunstforum Vienna

AWA* American Women Artists ISBN 0-380-61101-5 Charlotte Rubinstein Avon Boston pbk 1982

MWA* National Museum of Women in the Arts ISBN 0-940979-00-4 Harry N Abrams Inc New York 1987

DBW Dictionary of British Women Writers ISBN 0-415-03625-9 ed Janet Todd Routledge London 1989

WCG (100) Women Composers in Germany ed Roswitha Sperber Inter Nationes Bonn 1996

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