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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Guildhall School of Music
The school where comic Dudley Moore learnt his love of the piano
Location: Guildhall School of Music, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT
Description: This is the college that comedian Dudley Moore learned his love for music and piano.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama first opened its doors on 27 September 1880 to 62 part-time students in a disused warehouse here.
Other notable scholars here include Orlando Bloom, Guy Chambers, Daniel Craig, Dido, Joseph Fiennes, Sir James Galway, Sarah Lancashire, Sir George Martin, Alistair McGowan, Ewan McGregor, Julia McKenzie, Omar, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, Claire Rutter, Bryn Terfel, Marcia Warren, and Janice Watson.