Xiomara Castro takes office as the first female President of Honduras.
Irena Sandler Polish humanitarian aid worker who saved 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II was born.
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones American opera singer and first black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall was born.
Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez becomes the first transgender Golden Globe winner.
Leena Nair is named the CEO of CHANEL and becomes the first person of Indian descent heading a global luxury brand.
Oriini Kaipara becomes the first person with facial markings to host a primetime news program on national television.
Chloé Zhao Chinese-born filmmaker becomes first woman of color to win the Oscar for Best Director
Joan Didion American writer was born.
Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist was born.
Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet was a French natural philosopher and mathematician was born.