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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)
20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London
20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.
20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
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.