Valentina Tereshkova — Russian Astronaut born on March 06, 1937,
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a Russian former cosmonaut. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space... (wikipedia)
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