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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
Author Arnold Bennett lived here
This is where Riceyman Steps author Arthur Bennett lived.
Location: 75 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Description: The author Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire but moved to London, making it his permanent home after studying at the University of London.
He is one of the best known British novelists of the late 19th Century and is much cerebrated by critics of the literary area.
He lived and worked in this great house, with the immediate area helping to inspire many of Bennett's novels.