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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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.