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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th September 1931 Operetta Victoria and Her Husband, premieres in London
17th September 1928 Actor Roddy McDowall (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in Herne Hill, London.
17th September 1924 Crackerjack comedian Peter Glaze was born in London.
17th September 1923 Sutton Vane's Outward Bound, premieres in London
17th September 1922 Born today: Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)
17th September 1917 Born today: Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)
17th September 1909 Born today: Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
It was here that Spike Milligan once resided - up until 1974.
Location: 127 Holden Road, Finchley, N12
Description: It was here - up until 1974 - that the madcap comic and comedy genious, 'Spike the raing moon mad Milligan' lived and indeed loved.
His Edwardian home was the one constant that he could rely on, splendidly located in its quiet tree-lined street.
However, it seems developers has their eye on the street and took it upon themselves to develop the homes into flats, and with all the noise and commotion....something that Spike could not abide - the man needed his sleep and space - he was one of the last to leave.
Pastures new beckoned for Spike, but this address should go down in British comedy history as a reminder of a man who changed comedy forever... in a good and madcap way.