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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London
21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)
21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.
21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
Benjamin Disraeli died here
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli died here in 1881.
Location: 19 Curzon Street, London
Description: Here, Benjamin Disraeli, three-times Chancellor of the Exchequer and twice Prime Minister, died on 19th April 1881.
He had bought the house with the proceeds of his book Endymion for 10,000. As he lay dying, straw was spread on the road outside, so that passing carriages would not disturb him.
He left instructions that he was not to be given state funeral. Honouring a promise to Mary Anne, he is buried alongside her at Hughenden Church.