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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

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:


25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon) (58 years ago this year)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim) (112 years ago this year)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London (139 years ago this year)


26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled (43 years ago this year)

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London. (51 years ago this year)

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London (66 years ago this year)

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London (75 years ago this year)

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales. (111 years ago this year)

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus) (124 years ago this year)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery. (178 years ago this year) go to related location


27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures. (12 years ago this year) go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies (24 years ago this year)

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London. (60 years ago this year)

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles) (95 years ago this year)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London (119 years ago this year)

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey. (818 years ago this year) go to related location


28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London (58 years ago this year)

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond) (109 years ago this year)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange) (120 years ago this year)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London (159 years ago this year)

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London) (275 years ago this year)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris. (289 years ago this year)


29th May 1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London (49 years ago this year)

29th May 1960 Born today: Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander) (57 years ago this year)

29th May 1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies (93 years ago this year)

29th May 1911 W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, dies in his lake at Grims Dyke trying to save a girl. (106 years ago this year)

29th May 1903 Comedian Bob Hope was born in Eltham, South London. (114 years ago this year) go to related location