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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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.