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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Tony Curtis lived here
This is where American legend of the screen Tony Curtis lived.
Location: 49 Chester Square, Belgravia, SW1W
Description: This is the house where great American actor Tony Curtis, star of Some Like It Hot, lived before he starred in The Persuaders.
His son Nicholas was born in London on December 31st, just 2 hours before the New Year. Had he been the first child born in the New Year the Queen of England would have sent him a cable saying 'Welcome to England, the first baby'.