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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
Birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock
Birthplace of cinema legend Alfred Hitchcock.
Location: 517 High Road, Leytonstone, London
Description: Movie Directing legend Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born here at 517 High Road, Leytonstone, in the east of London on 13th August 1899. He was the son of William Hitchcock, a poultry dealer and fruit importer.
Today it's a garage, but on the corner artist Mateusz Odronby painted a fabulous mural celebrating Hitchcock's classic film The Birds.