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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)
19th September 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
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.