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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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