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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
Mighty Boosh College
Where the Mighty Boosh were first formed by 2 students.
Location: Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks
Description: The college that is now Buckinghamshire New University, and used to be Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, was the place where Mighty Boosh comedy giants Noel Fielding and Dave Brown met. Later Julian Barratt also joined the budding comedy group after Fielding scouted him performing in the nearby Wycombe Swan theatre.
Dave Brown played Bollo the Ape while Fielding by Vince Noir. Brown is also art director and choreographer.
Pippettes singer Rebecca Stephens was also an alumni of this college.