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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Kenny Everett's Flat
This is where Kenny Everett lived the high life.
Location: Bristol House, 67 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1W 8DD
Description: This block of flats near Sloane Square were once home to pioneering Radio 1 DJ Dave Cash, who also recommended it to the anarchic comedy legend Kenny Everett.
In his autobiography, The Custard Stops At Hatfield, he says One night we were tripping in my little flat in Lower Sloane Street, and the LSD was making all the good bits about life great and all the bad bits even worse.