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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Gracie Fields lived here
Gracie Fields, the 1930s iconic star lived here.
Location: 20 Frognal Way, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XE
Description: Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979) had this house made for her. She was Britainís first iconic movie star between the wars, after being a huge success as a comedian and singer on the stage. She lived here during her successes before she moved to Capri to recover from illness.