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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th June 1919 Born today: Bruce Gordon, London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables)

20th June 1837 Queen Victoria receives the news from the Archbishop of Canterbury that her uncle William IV had died and she was now queen.

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:


20th June 1919 Born today: Bruce Gordon, London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables) (98 years ago this year)

20th June 1837 Queen Victoria receives the news from the Archbishop of Canterbury that her uncle William IV had died and she was now queen. (180 years ago this year)


21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William. (35 years ago this year)

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London (39 years ago this year)

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing) (73 years ago this year)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers. (80 years ago this year) go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London) (87 years ago this year)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake) (96 years ago this year)


22nd June 1969 Actress Judy Garland dies in Chelsea, London. (48 years ago this year) go to related location

22nd June 1944 Born today: Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter and Gordon-World Without Love) (73 years ago this year)

22nd June 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London (95 years ago this year)

22nd June 1911 The Coronation of George V in Westminster Abbey. (106 years ago this year) go to related location

22nd June 1887 Born today: Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog (130 years ago this year)

22nd June 1749 Actor David Garrick married Eva Marie Veigel, a German dancer in opera choruses. (268 years ago this year)


23rd June 1998 The Heathrow Express began providing a railway service from Paddington station to Heathrow. (19 years ago this year) go to related location


24th June 2016 David Camerons Nightmare - the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union. (1 years ago this year)

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London (54 years ago this year)

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way) (75 years ago this year)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London (300 years ago this year)

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey. (508 years ago this year) go to related location