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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

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.go to related location

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)

Green Jackets Bandstand bomb



Green Jackets Bandstand bomb

Location of the 1982 band stand bomb which killed 7 musicians.

Location: Bandstand, Regents Park

Description: This is where a terrorist bomb planted underneath the bandstand at Regent's Park, London, exploded during a routine lunchtime concert by the 1st Batallion: Royal Green Jackets Band, killing seven musicians: WO2 (BSM) Graham Barker, Sgt Robert Livingstone, Cpl John R McKnight and Bandsmen John Heritage, George J Mesure, Keith Powell and Laurence Smith.

Others were wounded, some very seriously, and when the Band regrouped five weeks later just nine men were present, headed by Bandmaster David Little.

It was the first of a season of lunchtime concerts for tourists and nearby office workers, four of whom were amongst the injured.


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Green Jackets Bandstand bomb

Location of the 1982 band stand bomb which killed 7 musicians.


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