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John Aspinall

Politician + Owner + Zoo Keeper
Born Jun 11, 1926

John Victor Aspinall was a British zoo owner and gambling club host. From middle class beginnings he used gambling to move to the centre of British high society in the 1960s. He was born in Delhi during the British Raj, and was a citizen of the United Kingdom.… Read More

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1926 Birth John Victor Aspinall, known to all his friends as 'Aspers', was born in Delhi, India, on 11 June 1926, the son of Dr. Robert Stavali Aspinall, a British Army surgeon, and wife, whom he married before 1926, Mary Grace Horn (died 1987), daughter of Clement Samuel Horn, of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, Sussex. … Read More


2000 74 Years Old Aspinall died of cancer, in Westminster, London, on 29 June 2000, aged 74.
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