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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
Charlie Chaplin's Home
One of comedian Charlie Chaplin's childhood homes.
Location: 289 Kennington Road, Kennington, WC2E 7LB
Description: When future cinema legend Charlie Chaplin was 9 (this was 1898) his mother was committed to an asylum, and Charlie and his brother went to stay with their estranged father here in Kennington Road.
Chaplin senior resided here with his mistress, Louise, and their small son, who was four years younger than Charlie.
When his mother Hannah was released, he left and went to stay with her.