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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Tottenham Court Road Tube
Used in the film 'An American Werewolf In London'.
Location: Tottenham Court Road, W1D 1AN
Description: Used in the film 'An American Werewolf In London' - it was in this location that saw the most enduring scenes in John Landis's classic 80s horror comedy take place.
White tiled with a full moon, David Naughton's hairy beast scours the tunnels for a late-night bite.
Sadly the clip doesn't feature much of Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi's stunning mosaic's (dating back to 1984) for the which station is famous for. They were removed as part of the stations Crossrail redevelopment in 2014, leading to a public outcry, and restoration of about 95% and reinstatement in February 2017.
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