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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th September 1978 Actor Ramin Karimloo, Phantom & Love Never Dies London, born in Tehran.
19th September 1972 Diplomat at the Israeli embassy killed by a letter bomb.
19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)
19th September 1945 Nazi propagandist William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) sentenced to death.
19th September 1867 Illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham.
Novelist James Hilton lived here
James Hilton, author of Goodbye Mr Chips lived here.
Location: 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green, IG8 9DY
Description: James Hilton (September 9, 1900 - December 20, 1954) was a popular Lancastrian novelist, son of John Hilton, the headmaster of Chapel End School in Walthamstow.
His father was one of the inspirations for Mr Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Hilton's most beloved novel Goodbye Mr Chips.
He wrote his two most remembered books, Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips while living here, before he moved to California in 1938 after his divorce from BBC secretary Alice Brown.
James Hilton went on to win an Oscar, an Academy Award in 1942 for his work on the screenplay of Mrs Miniver, based on the novel by Jan Struther.