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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1978 S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens was born in Southgate,
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1906 Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell was born in Kensington.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy
Alfred Hitchcock's killer in Frenzy lived here.
Location: 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
Description: This is where Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 British grisly thriller Frenzy was based. It was Hitchcock's penultimate film he produced and directed.
Bob Rusk (played by Barry Foster) rapes and strangles several women with his tie, from his flat here in London.
Spoiler Alert: He is arrested here and the film's final line is a memorable Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie.