1887 – He was born on the 23rd day of November this year in London, England, UK. He was educated at London University in preparation for a career as a diplomat.
1909 – He immigrated to Canada to accept a job on a farm, and while living in Ontario he began pursuing acting, joining a touring company and adopting the stage name Boris Karloff.
1919 – He was living in Los Angeles, unemployed and considering a move into vaudeville, when instead he found regular work as an extra at Universal Studios.
1954 – He also had a TV series, Colonel March of Scotland Yard.
1969 – He died on the 2nd day of February of this year.