James Joyce

James Joyce

Born 2/2/1882, 141 years ago

Writer. Born James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in Dublin. Considered to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, his works include 'The Dubliners', 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Yo...

Person, Literature, Seriously Famous, Ireland, Switzerland

1 memorial
Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

Died 2/2/1969, 54 years ago

Actor. Born as William Henry Pratt at the house with the plaque. His acting career began in the theatre in Canada, where he adopted his stage name. Arriving in Hollywood he appeared in dozens of si...

Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous, Theatre, TV & Radio, Canada, USA

1 memorial
Akis Kollaros

Akis Kollaros

Died 2/2/2015, 8 years ago

Akis Kollaros was killed by a tipper truck at about 4pm on a Monday.  From Roadcc: "A 34-year-old originally from Greece, Akis Kollaros was a music producer and sound engineer, and a member of the ...

Person, Cyclist, Tragedy

1 memorial
Eric Dudley Lewis

Eric Dudley Lewis

Born 2/2/1912, 111 years ago

Auxiliary fireman killed in the bomb attack on Henry Cavendish School, Balham. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Auxiliary Fireman Eric Dudley Lewis was born on 2 February 1912...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
Mrs Jemima Luke

Mrs Jemima Luke

Died 2/2/1906, 117 years ago

Writer of hymns and religious studies. Born Jemima Thompson in Islington. She planned to do missionary work in India, but illness prevented her from doing so. She married the Reverend Samuel Luke, ...

Person, Literature, Music / songs, Religion

1 memorial
Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev

Died 2/2/1907, 116 years ago

Born Siberia. Earlier versions existed but in 1869 he published the first widely recognized periodic table of elements.

Person, Science, Russia

1 memorial
A. Murphy

A. Murphy

Died 2/2/1918, 105 years ago

T2/SR/01364 Driver Royal Army Service Corps. Age 43. 16.

War dead, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Park Geun-Hye

Park Geun-Hye

Born 2/2/1952, 71 years ago

President of the Republic of Korea 2012 - current (2016).

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Fred Perry

Fred Perry

Died 2/2/1995, 28 years ago

Lawn tennis and table tennis player. Born Frederick John Perry at 33 Carrington Road, Stockport. Table tennis was his first sport and he became world singles champion in 1929. Between 1933 and 1936...

Person, Sport / Games, Australia, USA

2 memorials
Donald Pleasence

Donald Pleasence

Died 2/2/1995, 28 years ago

Actor. Born at 62 Potter Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. In an extensive career on stage, television and cinema (he appeared in over 200 films), he specialised in villainous parts such as Blofeld...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio, France

1 memorial
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