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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd July 2005 Mohammed Afroze sentenced to 7 years jail for plotting to bomb London on 9/11.

23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.

23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London

23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.

23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)

23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)

23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins

23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London

23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London

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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