Movers, shakers, and women's history-makers born in October. ©Getty Images Julie Andrews, film and stage actress best known as Mary Poppins and Maria in "The Sound of Music." Courtesy: Cinematic Passions Susan Sarandon, Academy-Award winning actress and bowling enthusiast. ©MPI/Getty Images Autherine Lucy, civil rights activist and the first black student to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1956. ©Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images Fannie Lou Hamer, civil rights leader, co-organizer of the Mississippi Freedom Summer and Mississippi congressional candidate. ©Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Catherine A. MacKinnon, feminist and lawyer who established the legal claim for sexual harassment. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Mary Shadd Cary, abolitionist and the the first black woman newspaper publisher in North America and Canada. ©Getty Images PJ Harvey, rocker, poet and artist. © FPG/Getty Images Eleanor Roosevelt, politician, ambassador and First Lady. ©Andy Lyons/Getty Images Michelle Wie, professional golfer who at age 10 became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Courtesy: Harvard Magazine and NPR Ann Petry, the first black writer to sell a million copies with her book, "The Street." ©Kean Collection/Getty Images Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, nicknamed 'Molly Pitcher' who kept American troops hydrated and helped man the cannon during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Monmouth. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Edith Sampson, lawyer and the first African-American appointed as a United Nations delegate. ©Mike Powell/ALLSPORT/Getty Images Nancy Kerrigan, U.S. figure skater and Olympic silver and bronze medalist. ©Getty Images Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand author and master of the short story. ©Paramount Television/Fotos International/Getty Images Penny Marshall, actress, producer and director. In 1988, she directed "Big" and became the first woman to direct a film to gross more than $100 million. ©CBS/Getty Images Angela Lansbury, actress, crime-solver and typewriter aficionado. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut in space. ©Getty Images Wendy Wasserstein, playwright and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. ©Robert Riger/Getty Images Martina Navratilova, tennis champion and one of the first openly gay professional athletes. ©FPG/Getty Images Annie Smith Peck, pioneering mountaineer and the third woman to ever scale the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. ©Terry O'Neill/Getty Images Carrie Fisher, actress and writer best-known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy. ©Getty Images Sarah Bernhardt, legendary stage star nicknamed "the most famous actress the world has ever known." ©SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images Doris Lessing, author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. ©Topical Press Agency/Getty Images Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Belva Lockwood, the first female attorney to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1879 and presidential candidate in 1884 and 1888. ©David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images Mahalia Jackson, singer and civil rights activist. Courtesy: Sound Beat Media Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady. Expert text messager. Courtesy: Paste Magazine Sylvia Plath, poet and author. ©Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Edith Head, eight-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Lover of hanging ferns. ©Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize winner, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor and the first female president of Liberia as well as the first elected head of state in Africa. ©Keystone/Getty Images Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.