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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.
This is where Dylan Thomas fell in love at first sight.
Location: 25 Rathbone Place, W1T 1DG
Description: Here at the Wheatsheaf poet Dylan Thomas met and fell in love at first sight with Caitlin Macnamara in the first week of April 1936.
According to Caitlin, they spent the next five or six days at the nearby Eiffel Tower Hotel, leaving the bill to be picked up by her occasional lover, Augustus John.
Also at The Wheatsheaf Thomas met many of the leading figures of the British Surrealist movement. Plus George Orwell drank here.