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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th September 1930 Noel Coward's Private Lives, premieres in London

24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)

24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)

24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.go to related location

On This Day in London: The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London


It all happened here on our streets, but today is the anniversary of which key events from London's history:


24th September 1930 Noel Coward's Private Lives, premieres in London (87 years ago this year)

24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show) (93 years ago this year)

24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London) (99 years ago this year)

24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries) (100 years ago this year)

24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London (164 years ago this year)

24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London. (300 years ago this year) go to related location


25th September 1989 Ronald Harwood's Another Time, premieres in London (28 years ago this year)

25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented (33 years ago this year)

25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London. (51 years ago this year)

25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London (111 years ago this year)

25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened. (129 years ago this year) go to related location

25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London (131 years ago this year)


26th September 1977 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate Skytrain service, London to NY (40 years ago this year)

26th September 1963 Born today: Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch) (54 years ago this year)

26th September 1961 Author Will Self was born in Finchley, North London. (56 years ago this year)

26th September 1947 Born today: Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon) (70 years ago this year)

26th September 1926 JB Fagan's And So to Bed, premieres in London (91 years ago this year)

26th September 1907 Born today: Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House) (110 years ago this year)

26th September 1087 The Coronation of William II in Westminster Abbey. (930 years ago this year) go to related location


27th September 1968 Hair opens in London (49 years ago this year)

27th September 1940 Holland House in Kensington is largely destroyed by Germans bombs. (77 years ago this year) go to related location

27th September 1938 Born today: Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London (79 years ago this year)

27th September 1796 Essayist Charles Lamb's sister stabs her mother to death, jury's verdict: lunacy. (221 years ago this year) go to related location

27th September 1792 Born today: George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist) (225 years ago this year)


28th September 1991 Born today: Saffron LeBon, London, daughter of Simon and Yasmon (26 years ago this year)

28th September 1985 Race riot in London area of Brixton (32 years ago this year)

28th September 1946 Born today: Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist (Culture Club) (71 years ago this year)

28th September 1935 Born today: Heather Sears, London England, actress (Room at the Top) (82 years ago this year)

28th September 1916 Born today: Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe) (101 years ago this year)

28th September 1872 Born today: Tom Terriss, London England, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru) (145 years ago this year)

28th September 1855 Born today: Thomas F Tout, London, historian (Manchester school of historiography) (162 years ago this year)

28th September 1746 Born today: William Jones, London England, British Orientalist/jurist (271 years ago this year)