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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
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.