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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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