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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held 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.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

Max Bygraves was born here



Max Bygraves was born here

This is where singer Max Bygraves was born.

Location: Swan Lane, Rotherhithe

Description: Crooner Max Bygraves was born here on 16 October 1922 in Swan Lane Buildings in Rotherhithe Street, weighing a hefty 9 lbs 6ozs. He was the second son of Henry and Lily Bygraves, and was named Walter William Bygraves. As a young lad he would impersonate Max Miller and the nickname stuck.


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Max Bygraves was born here

This is where singer Max Bygraves was born.


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