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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
Comedian Bud Flanagan lived here
One half of Flanagan and Allen lived here.
Location: 12 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London
Description: Bud Flanagan (1896 - 1968), the comedian and leader of The Crazy Gang lived here with his family. He was born in Whitechapel as Chaim Reuven Weintrop.
He is best known as part of a popular wartime double act with Chesney Allen, Flanagan and Allen.
Flanagan and Allen were both also members of The Crazy Gang, appearing in the first show at the London Palladium in 1931, and continued to work with the group, concurrently with their double-act career.