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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Downstairs at the King's Head
One of the oldest and most reverred comedy clubs in Britain.
Location: The King's Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, Crouch End, N8 8AA
Description: This comedy club is one of the oldest in Britain founded in 1981 by Huw Thomas (a lecturer in Drama at Middlesex University) and Peter Grahame (a musician/composer) both living in Crouch End.
Most modern comics have appeared here including Julian Clary, John Hegley, Paul Merton, Alexei Sayle, Robbie Coltrane, Eddie Izzard, Mark Lamarr, Ed Byrne and Jimmy Carr.
Tagged in this Tour: Comedy Beverage