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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London
21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)
21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.
21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
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.