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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th September 1970 Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
18th September 1962 Footballer John Fashanu was born in Kensington.
18th September 1946 Actor Nicholas Clay was born in Streatham.
18th September 1922 Brass Band composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born in Clapton.
18th September 1809 The Royal Opera House opened for the first time.
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.