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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Tony Hancock lived here
The home where Tony Hancock's Half Hour lived.
Location: 10 Grey Close, Hampstead Gardens
Description: This is where actor, clown and comedian Tony Hancock (1924-1968) lived from 1947 to 1948.
Comedian Ernie Wise unveiled the plaque here in May 1992 and it was sponsored by the Dead Comic Society.
The comedian who suffered from chronic alcoholism died from overdose at his shared home in Sydney, Australia at the age of just 44.
Tagged in this Tour: Tony Hancock's Half Hour Tour