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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence



Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence

The scene of Anthony Hopkins bizarre coincidence story.

Location: Leicester Square Tube station, London

Description: There's a dubious story been doing the rounds about this odd coincidence.

The British actor Anthony Hopkins was delighted to hear that he had landed a leading role in a film based on the book The Girl From Petrovka by George Feifer.

A few days after signing the contract, Hopkins travelled to London to buy a copy of the book. He tried several bookshops, but there wasn't one to be had.

Waiting at Leicester Square underground for his train home, he noticed a book apparently discarded on a bench. Incredibly, it was The Girl From Petrovka.

That in itself would have been coincidence enough but in fact it was merely the beginning of an extraordinary chain of events.

Two years later, in the middle of filming in Vienna, Hopkins was visited by George Feifer, the author. Feifer mentioned that he did not have a copy of his own book.

He had lent the last one - containing his own annotations - to a friend who had lost it somewhere in London. With mounting astonishment, Hopkins handed Feifer the book he had found.

'Is this the one?' he asked, 'with the notes scribbled in the margins?' It was the same book.

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Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence

The scene of Anthony Hopkins bizarre coincidence story.


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mabey he wants to make a movie. he should contact me as i am a true relation to the kray twins that got away before the end came. I did my time in wash. state. can anyone contact me about my family? (tony kray)
Posted by tony kray on 2008-12-07
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