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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
Lilian Baylis lived here
This is where theatre legend Lilian Baylis lived.
Location: 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, SW9 0AP
Description: Lilian Baylis (18741937) was a legendary theatrical producer and manager, managing both the historic Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London.
Baylis was born in 1874, spending her late teens in South Africa, when her parents emigrated in 1890. She returned to London in 1898 to help her aunt Emma Cons run the Royal Victoria Hall. When her aunt died in 1912 Lilian managed the Royal Victoria Hall, re-naming it The Old Vic.
She also ran the original opera company that was to become the English National Opera which evolved into the English National Theatre.
She also operated a ballet company, that eventually became The Royal Ballet.