On this very day, Wonder Woman turns 75 years old! Which is an amazing landmark all in itself, for all that she means to the superhero genre, and to women the world over. In fact, the United Nations has named October 21st Wonder Woman Day–so if you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, you now have a pretty great one. Raise a glass to a character who is strength, wisdom, and kindness incarnate because we are truly lucky to have her.
But don’t stop there–because Diana also happens to have the same birthday as two more incredible women.
Today is the day the Ursula K. Le Guin turns 87 years old. Le Guin is a SFWA Grand Master who has won too many awards to reasonably name, and inspired countless readers and writers for over half a century.
And today is also Carrie Fisher’s 60th birthday! You might remember her for leading a Rebellion and then a Resistance, all while sporting some truly unfathomable hair. She has been saving galaxies for quite some time now, and deserves a toast as well.
The fact that all three of these women share the same birthday should inspire many questions, the most important being–what magic does this day possess and how can we harness its power?
Okay, that was two questions. They are both important, though.
Happy birthday to Wonder Woman, Le Guin, and Fisher! Now go forth and celebrate Wonder Woman Day by raising a glass to all the wondrous women in your life.