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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
Patricia Hayes lived here
This is where actress Patricia Hayes lived.
Location: 20 West Hill Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1LN
Description: Comedy actress Patricia Hayes OBE (19091998) starred in many tv shows including Hancock's Half Hour, The Arthur Askey Show, The Benny Hill Show, and Till Death Us Do Part.
She can also be seen in feature films such as Willow, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Neverending Story and A Fish Called Wanda.
Hayes was born in Streatham, and as a child attended the Sacred Heart School in Wandsworth. She began performing on the London stage at the age of 12 in The Great Big World at the Royal Court in London.
She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she was awarded the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal in 1928.
In 1987 she was awarded and OBE and the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Performance for her depiction of a deranged grandmother in Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.