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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
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