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TOUR OF THE MONTH

American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd July 2005 Mohammed Afroze sentenced to 7 years jail for plotting to bomb London on 9/11.

23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.

23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London

23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.

23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)

23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)

23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins

23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London

23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London

Tommy's Gig at the Airport



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

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Credits: Tommy Cooper - Always Leave Them Laughing

Tommy's Gig at the Airport

Tommy appeared a little late for check-in on this appearance


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