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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Michael Jackson plaque
This is where a plaque to Michael Jackson was erected.
Location: Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Description: This super Hammersmith theatre was home to Thriller Live, the show featuring a string of the King of Pop's solo hits and those with the Jackson 5, for several years and through the point of his death.
Shocked fans flocked to the theatre after his death, creating a shrine of candles, tributes and flowers and signing 40 books of condolence. A permanent plaque can be viewed in the foyer.
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012