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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

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.

George Best lived here



George Best lived here

The former home of George Best and Lady Wilde.

Location: 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London

Description: Legendary Northern Ireland dribbler George Best (22 May 1946 25 November 2005) bought a flat here in 1984 for 55,000, and used it as his London home for the rest of his life.

The former Manchester United footballer could often be found between here and the Phene Arms round the corner.

Lady Jane Francesca Wilde, Oscar Wilde's mother, and a poet and essayist in her own right, was a previous tenant here a century previous.


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George Best lived here

The former home of George Best and Lady Wilde.


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