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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
Marty Feldman's Eccentric House
The house where Marty Feldman and Boy George lived.
Location: The Logs,17-20 Well Road,Hampstead, NW3 1LH
Description: This weird gothic pile of turrets, chimneys, gables and bay windows is Grade II listed and was the residence in the 1960's to comedian Marty Feldman and in the 1990's to singer Boy George.
It was built in 1868 to the design of JS Nightingale in yellow, red, and black brick. It was described by Pevsner as 'a formidable atrocity' and a 'wonderful uncertainty between Gothic and Italian'.