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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Ray Davies was born here
This is where Kinks legend Ray Davies was born.
Location: 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, Muswell Hill
Description: This is where Kinks founders Dave and Ray Davies were born in Muswell Hill, North London. Ray grew up here as the seventh of eight children born to Fred and Annie Davies.
He, his 6 sisters and brother Dave, all went to nearby William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School (now called Fortismere School).
Their first gig was across the road at The Clissold Arms.