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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

Charlie Chaplin's birthplace



Charlie Chaplin's birthplace

This is where Charlie Chaplin was born and where he grew up.

Location: East Street, Kennington, London

Description: Charlie Chaplin was born here in Walworth on 16 April 1889, and from extremely humble origins (part of his childhood was spent in homes for destitute children) he rose to become one of the most extraordinary and enduring icons of the cinema, whose power to move audiences is undiminished.

His parents separated before he was 5 years old. His mother then struggled to make a living - Charlie first appeared on stage at the age of 5 when his mother was unable to complete her act and she had a mental breakdown when he was 9, eventually ending up in an asylum. Charlies father was an alcoholic and, although he became a successful businessman, eventually owning a number of public houses, he died when Charlie was 12. The result was that Charlie spent much of his time on the streets of North Lambeth, hanging around outside his dads pubs, and staying overnight in workhouses or with his father and his new partner. But he closely observed the local characters in an area which was both very poor and dominated by the theatre which had yet to move to respectability north of the river.

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Charlie Chaplin's birthplace

This is where Charlie Chaplin was born and where he grew up.


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I always thought Charlie was born in Kennington Lane, opposite what is now the Kennington Rd Police station. (brenda begbie)
Posted by brenda begbie on 2011-03-19
My great uncle lived near Charlie chaplin and went to USA with him, but unfortunately died in a fire. (Jo Maguire)
Posted by Jo Maguire on 2007-07-18
I was born (1946) at 1c Pasley road SE 17 Newington Southwark. My mother mentioned that there was a plaque, on the house next door,that said the house was the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin. ? (moran muirhead)
Posted by moran muirhead on 2006-11-19
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