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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Tommy Trinder was born here
This is where comedian Tommy Trinder was born.
Location: 54 Wellfield Rd, Streatham
Description: Tommy Trinder (24-Mar-1909 to 10-Jul- 1989), long-faced comedy titan, was born here on the 24th March 1909.
He hosted his own TV series, Trinder Box on BBC, in 1959.
In 1975 Tommy Trinder was awarded the Commander in the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
He was a lifelong devoted supporter of Fulham football club, and was indeed Chairman of the club for a period in the late 1960s.