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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

Honor Blackman was born here



Honor Blackman was born here

Bong girl Honor Blackman was born here in East London.

Location: 200 Cumberland Road, Plaistow

Description: Actress Honor Blackman was born here on August 22nd 1925. She went to school locally before her father's birthday present when she was 15 set her on her way to stardom. He bouight her acting lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She is best known for her role of Cathy Gale in sixties TV series The Avengers and as legendary James Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964 film Goldfinger.

She is also famous for her role as the vengeful goddess Hera in the Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer, production of Jason and the Argonauts.

She also had great success with a novelty single with Patrick Macnee during 1964, Kinky Boots. It reached number 5 in the UK charts in 1990.


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Honor Blackman was born here

Bong girl Honor Blackman was born here in East London.


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