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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
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