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.
Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scotland.
Deborah Kaye Allen American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, producer is born.
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known as Enya, Irish Singer-Songwriter is born.
Missy Elliott is inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first female rapper to receive this honor.
Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell Canadian singer-songwriter is born.
Regina Rene King American actress and director is born.
Betsy Ross American seamstress known for making the first American flag is born.
Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to be appointed to the helm of the International Monetary Fund.