Who's Who February 2 - 8

PUBLISHED: 10:38 02 February 2006 | UPDATED: 14:35 12 May 2010

THURSDAY FEBRYARY 2 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, 1970; Sid Vicious, of the Sex Pistols, 1979; Fred Perry, Wimbledon men's singles champion, 1995; Donald Pleasance, actor, 1995; Gene Kelly, star of Singin' in the Rain, 1996. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 Woodrow Wi

THURSDAY FEBRYARY 2 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, 1970; Sid Vicious, of the Sex Pistols, 1979; Fred Perry, Wimbledon men's singles champion, 1995; Donald Pleasance, actor, 1995; Gene Kelly, star of Singin' in the Rain, 1996. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 Woodrow Wilson, US President, 1924; Buddy Holly, singer-songwriter, 1959; Big Bopper, musician, 1959; Richie Valens, singer-songwriter, 1959; Boris Karloff, horror actor, 1969. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 Karen Carpenter, of The Carpenters, 1983; Liberace, pianist and entertainer, 1987; Patricia Highsmith, author of The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, 1995. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5 Thomas Carlyle, author and historian, 1881. MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 George VI, 1952; Arthur Ashe, ex-Wimbledon men's singles champion, 1993; Carl Wilson, of The Beach Boys, 1998. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 William Boyce, English organist and composer, 1779. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8 Mary Queen of Scots, 1587; RM Ballantyne, author of Coral Island, 1894; Del Shannon, pop singer, 1990; Enoch Powell, right-wing Conservative MP, 1998; Irish Murdoch, author of The Accidental Man and The Sandcastle.

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