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30th April 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
30th April 1943 Noel Coward's This Happy Breed, premieres in London
30th April 1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
30th April 1695 William Congreve's Love for Love, premieres in London
30th April 1290 Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I was married to the 7th Earl of Gloucester in Westminster Abbey.
Billy Fury lived here
This is where Billy Fury lived and passed away in 1983.
Location: 1 Cavendish Avenue, St Johns Wood, London
Description: On the 28th January 1983 Liverpudlian rock 'n roller Billy Fury collapsed here at his home and was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital. Billy (real name Ronald Wycherley) was just 43, and was buried at Mill Hill cemetery.
This flat was his long-term companions, property heiress Lisa Rosen.