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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
Death of God's Banker
God's Banker found hanging here in June 1982.
Location: Blackfriar's Bridge, London
Description: Roberto Calvi was an Italian banker known to the press as God's Banker, because of his close association with the Vatican.
Calvi worked for one of Italy's largest private banks, Banco Ambrosiano, which collapsed in June 1982.
Calvi fled the country and was found on the morning of June 17th 1982, hanging from Blackfriars bridge with his hands tied behind his back and bricks in his pockets. Suicide was initially suspected but Vatican, Masonic & Mafiosi links bere embroiled in the ensuing investigations.