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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.
28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.
Enid Blyton was born here
Enid Blyton, author of Noddy the Famous Five was born here.
Location: 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
Description: Prolific childrens author Enid Blyton was born here above a shop on 11th August 1897.
Enid Blyton is probably the most successful British childrens author of the twentieth century. Over her 40 year career, she published over 600 books for young people, her best known being The Famous Five series, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and of course, Noddy. Her books have been translated into nearly 70 languages and have sold over 60 million copies worldwide.