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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
School to a Fabulous Londoner
Sir Michael Caine attended this school up to his 16th birthday
Location: Mollison Drive, Wallington, SM6 9JW
Description: The 'Legend'... 'Michaet Caine' was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in Rotherhithe, South East London, the son of Ellen Frances Marie (nee Burchell), a cook and charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish market porter.
Now Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born 14 March, 1933), Caine has appeared in more than 100 films and is one of only two actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (leading or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s (Jack Nicholson being the other).
And so to this school 'Wilson's Grammar School' (now Wilson's School) in Wallington, South London, which Michael once attended.
He left at sixteen after gaining a School Certificate in six subjects - and the rest they say is history.
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London