IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
Angela Lansbury was born here
The birthplace of actress Angela Lansbury.
Location: 64 Hamilton Terrace, Maida Vale, NW8 9UG
Description: This is the flat (ground floor, garden flat) where Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury was born to parents Edgar Isaac Lansbury and wife and actress Moyna Macgill.
After her father died when she was 9, her relatives took her to the theatre and cinema regularly to take her mind off her loss leading to her love of showbusiness.
She received her first Oscar nomination for her film debut opposite Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944), followed by another the following year for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Other notable films include The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Death on the Nile (1978), The Mirror Crack'd (1980), and Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011).
Most famously however, Angela portrayed the middle-aged mystery writer and amateur sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, on the long-running light mystery television series Murder, She Wrote from 1984 through to 1996.