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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
Kensington Registry Office
This is where Marc Bolan got married to June Child in 1970.
Location: Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EE
Description: Marc Bolan and June Child were married here in June, 1970, with guests including Mickey Finn, Peter Sanders, Jeff Dexter & George Underwood.
On New Year's day, 1960, acting hellraiser Oliver Reed married model Kate Byrne, his first wife here. They had one son, Mark, before their divorce in 1969.
It's also where pantomime and theatre legend Christopher Biggins got married to Beatrice Aston, despite both knowing he was gay, on December 22, 1971. He was 23 and gave his occupation as an art dealer, although he was already an actor by then.