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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Tommy's Gig at the Airport
Tommy appeared a little late for check-in on this appearance
Location: Sipson Way, Bath Road, UB7 0DP
Description: And so it was - back in the day when comedians, comics and performers took their trade to wherever they could bring a laugh and make a lot of people even happier.
It was at this very location in 1978 that Tommy Cooper took his act to the good people of Heathrow.
Unfortunatley Cooper was going through a troubled period of his performning life and the show was not to be a success on this occasion - it transpires that he seemed a little underprepared for the gig with limited props and not a great deal of care and attention.
Just a bad night for Tommy... or perhaps he didn't like airports... who knows - but the man was still a genius!
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London