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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London
20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies
20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
Richard Branson born here
This is where Virgin founder Richard Branson was born.
Location: Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London, SE9 3PW
Description: This is the nursing home where Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson was born to Edward James and Eve Branson on 18 July 1950.
He is the eldest among his siblings Lindi and Vanessa.
Branson was knighted in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship and presented as a millennium icon.
The buildings here are all still nursing homes.