Mark Mason

Flavour of the month: November – Celebrity homes, the Tube and Disney romance

A selection of peculiar moments in history

  • From Spectator Life
The Dakota building on the Upper West Side, where John Lennon later lived (iStock)

This month’s crop of trivia includes a secret about the Tube map, the US state that’s named after Elizabeth I and something Jimi Hendrix had in common with Winston Churchill… 

  • 1 November 1947 – birth of Nick Owen. The television presenter and Luton Town fan has a lounge named after him at the club’s ground – to which he was once refused entry.

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Mark Mason

Mark Mason talks about trivia via books, articles, guided walks and the pub.

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