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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th May 1960 Born today: Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)
29th May 1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
29th May 1911 W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, dies in his lake at Grims Dyke trying to save a girl.
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.