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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held 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.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

The Oval



The Oval

The home of Surrey County Cricket Club.

Location: Kennington Oval, Kennington

Description: The Oval, Kennington, is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club and was the first ground in the UK and second in the world (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground) to host Test cricket.

Traditionally it also hosts the final Test match of each English summer season in late August or early September.

The Oval was also where the first ever FA Cup Final (football now, keep up!) took place in 1872, with Wanderers beating Royal Engineers 1-0.

In 1868, 20,000 spectators gathered here for the first game of the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England, the first tour of England by any foreign side.


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The home of Surrey County Cricket Club.


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