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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th January 1986 The Wapping dispute begins with 6,000 newspaper workers going on strike after protracted negotiation with their employers, News International breaks down.

24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.

24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

Bob Hope was born here



Bob Hope was born here

Born the son of a stonemason in the suburb of Eltham

Location: 44 Craigton Road, Eltham, SE9

Description: The American comedian Bob Hope, who became the most recognized profile and talent in the world, was born right here in South London. And indeed, in the entire history of show business, no individual traveled so far -- so often -- to entertain so many.

Bob Hope KBE was born the son of a stonemason right here on this very road in the suburb of Eltham on 29 May 1903, before the family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1908.

In 1982, the nearby Eltham Little Theatre was renamed the Bob Hope Theatre in his honour, following his donations that saved the theatre from closure. Bob had even visited the theatre in 1980.

Tagged in this Tour: American Tour of London

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Bob Hope was born here

Born the son of a stonemason in the suburb of Eltham


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