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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
John Buchan lived here
John Buchan wrote The Thirty Nine Steps here.
Location: 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1NT
Description: Scottish author John Buchan (1875-1940) lived here between 1913 and 1919.
He was a prolific author, writing over 100 titles, the most famous being The Thirty Nine Steps which he wrote here. In the novel, the protagonist Richard Hannay, also lived here.