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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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
Flats on record
Europe's largest purpose built block of flats - with Nazi links.
Location: Du Cane Court, Balham, SW17
Description: Now this really is Europe's largest purpose built block of flats - on Balham High Road in South London.
It is also said to have been designed by a Nazi sympathiser before the war, and to look like a swastika from the air.
That said, Balham's tube stop was the only one to be hit during the blitz... go figure!