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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Siegfried Sassoon lived here
Home to an English poet and author of satirical anti-war verse
Location: 23 Campden Hill Square, W11
Description: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 - 1 September 1967) was an English poet and author.
He became known as a writer of satirical anti-war verse during World War I and later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the 'Sherston Trilogy.
He moved to this address and stayed until 1933 when he moved to Wiltshire.