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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

David Niven was born here



David Niven was born here

The birth place of the Queen Mother and David Niven.

Location: 35-37 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, SW1W 0BS

Description: David Niven (1910-1983, the British Actor known for his caddish English gent persona was born here in Belgrave Mansions (now Grosvenor Gardens). He was born on March 1st, St David's Day - whom he was named after.

Niven often claimed that he was born in Kirriemuir, in the county of Angus in 1909, but his birth certificate showed this was not true.

He is best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton (the Phantom) in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor in Separate Tables.

The Queen Mother (portrayed by Helena Bonham-Carter in The King's Speech) was also born here on 4 August 1900.


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David Niven was born here

The birth place of the Queen Mother and David Niven.


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