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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
The Apollo Theatre
The theatre where the ceiling collapsed in 2013.
Location: Shaftesbury Avenue
Description: This is the Shaftesbury Avenue theatre that saw it's ceiling collapse on December 19th 2013 injuring almost 100 attendees.
When it first opened in 1901 it caused a public uproar, with a 100% selected audience for the first performance. The Times allegedly refused to review the private opening, instead waiting until the first public production on the following day.