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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Derek Jacobi lived here
Actor Derek Jacobi's boyhood home.
Location: 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone, E11 1JR
Description: Thespian, stage and screen actor Derek Jacobi was born here in Leytonstone on the 22nd October 1938. The family remained here until after Derek had left home for Cambridge.
Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King.
He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, a Tony Award, and a British knighthood.