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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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.