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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
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.