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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Eric Ravilious lived here
The official War Artist Eric William Ravilious lived here
Location: 48 Weltje Road, Hammersmith, W6
Description: Official War Artist Eric William Ravilious (1903-42) lived here between 1931 and 1935. The popular watercolour artists work was widespread as a book illustrator, Wedgewood designer and London Underground illustrator.
He produced a famous woodcut of two Victorian gentlemen playing cricket, which has appeared on the front cover of Wisden Cricketers Almanack every year since 1938.
He was killed in 1942 while accompanying a Royal Air Force air sea rescue mission off Iceland that failed to return to its base.
He lived here with his wife and fellow artist and engraver Tirzah Garwood during the 1930's.