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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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.