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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th September 1931 Operetta Victoria and Her Husband, premieres in London
17th September 1928 Actor Roddy McDowall (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in Herne Hill, London.
17th September 1924 Crackerjack comedian Peter Glaze was born in London.
17th September 1923 Sutton Vane's Outward Bound, premieres in London
17th September 1922 Born today: Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)
17th September 1917 Born today: Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)
17th September 1909 Born today: Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
Author Joseph Conrad lived here
Author of Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad lived here.
Location: 17 Gillingham Street, Westminster, London
Description: The novelist Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in Poland but moved to Britain early in life and adopted it as his own country. He loved living at the heart of London, drawing inspiration and strength from the cosmopolitan energy of the city.
Conrad wrote a huge amount of novels and novellas but probably his most famous and controversial work was The Heart of Darkness.
In 1896, he married an Englishwoman (Jessie George) and spent most of the remainder of his life in Kent. He is buried in Canterbury.