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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home
This is where famous Broadway actress Lynn Fontanne grew up.
Location: 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford
Description: Acclaimed actress Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) was born here and lived here until the age of 29.
She married Alfred Lunt in 1922 and they went to the US to become one of the most powerful acting partnerships in American theatre history.
Fontanne was a major star in the United States for over 40 years, and with her husband shared a special Tony Award in 1970.
They both won Emmy Awards in 1965 and Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named after them.
Fontanne is regarded as one of the American theatres greatest leading ladies of the 20th century.