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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Born today: Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Daniel Kitson's 66a Church Road
The flat where comedian Daniel Kitson lived, and inspired a show
Location: 66a Church Road, Crystal Palace, London
Description: Daniel Kitson, the hairy comic, produced this show called 66a Church Road for the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe festival. It's a personal piece billed as a break-up show for the longest relationship of his life: that with his old Crystal Palace home. Subtitled A Lament, Made Of Memories And Kept In Suitcases, it has Kitson sitting amid an array of seemingly unremarkable leather cases, as if he'd just moved in.
The metro wrote From sex to the wonders of the sash window, from computer football to cooked breakfasts at his favourite local cafe, his memories are relayed with an enchanting mix of tenderness, humour and observations so steely you could use them to cut a steak.