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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
1st March 1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1st March 1944 Born today: John Napier, London, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company)
1st March 1944 The Who singer Roger Daltrey was born in Hammersmith, London.
1st March 1918 Born today: Roger Delgado, London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June)
1st March 1910 Actor David Niven was born in London.
1st March 1711 The Spectator begins publishing (London)
Cricket in Covent Garden
This is where cricket publishers Wisden first opened their shop.
Location: 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
Description: Here, next to Leicester Square tube station entrance, a small shop unit was let to J. Wisden, the biggest cricket publishers and equipment suppliers.
The building, known as Transad House, still has the old wisden frieze sign visible above the actual fish & chips shop. The red facade above the station entrance on the corner between Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road, familiar to many Underground stations facades, was designed by Leslie Green.