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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
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'.