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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
Michael Caine was born here
Michael Caine was born here, not a lot of people know that.
Location: St Olaves Hospital, Bermondsey, South London
Description: Actor Michael Caine was born in the charity wing at 10am on 14 March 1933 at St Olave's Hospital. Southwark Council even have erected a Blue Plaque at St Olave's to commemorate his birth. His real name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite.
He shot to international fame when he was cast in his first major feature film, Zulu. He has since gone on to be nominated for six Oscars winning two Best Supporting actor awards for his performances in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London