Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist was born.
Erin Jackson American speed skater, inline skater and roller derby player is born.
Esther Rolle American actress and first woman to receive the NAACP Chairman’s Civil Rights Leadership Award was born.
Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, an American singer, rapper, songwriter and flutist is born.
Deborah Kaye Allen American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, producer is born.
Alice Coachman Davis American athlete specializing in high jump and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal was born.
Whoopi Goldberg actress and one of sixteen entertainers to win an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Tony Award is born.
Cheryl White the first Black female horse racing jockey was born.
Kim M. Janey is the first woman and the first Black mayor in the City’s history.
Cicely Tyson American award winning actress and former fashion model is born.