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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
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
Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture
The site of Anish Kapoor Olympics 2012 Statue
Location: Olympic Park, London
Description: This spiralling sculpture was designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the statuesque 115m monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It's official name - the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be situated here close to the Olympic Stadium, and incorporate the five Olympic rings while offering visitors panoramic views of London.