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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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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