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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Chef Fanny Craddock lived here
Onbe of Britains first TV chefs, Fanny Craddock lived here.
Location: Fairwood Court, Fairlop Road, E11, London, E11 1BJ
Description: Born in Leytonstone February 26 1909 as Phyllis Pechey, Fanny Craddock went on to become one of Britain's first TV chefs, along with her brow-beaten husband, Johnny.
She was born and lived at the house 'Apthorp' on Fairlop Road until 1930; today the property is now called Fairwood Court.