#92 Sir Michael Caine / Quincy Jones – 14 March 1933

Michael Caine

Photo by Harry Wad

Sir Michael CaineCBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933) is an English film actor and author. Caine has appeared in over one hundred films and is one of Britain’s most recognisable and respected actors.

He became well known for a number of popular and notable critically acclaimed performances, particularly in films such as Zulu (1964); The Ipcress File (1965); Alfie (1966); The Italian Job (1969); Battle of Britain (1969); Get Carter (1971); The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Educating Rita (1983); Academy Award–winning performances for best supporting actor in both Hannah And Her Sisters (1986), and The Cider House Rules (1999); as Nigel Powers in the parody Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002); and more recently as Alfred Pennyworth, the butler from Batman Begins (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008), and the protagonist in Harry Brown (2009).

Caine is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Jack Nicholson). In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his contribution to cinema.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American musician. As a conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter his career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is particularly recognized as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.


Also born on this day:

René Felber is a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1987-1993).
Georges Lamia is a French former football goalkeeper .
Manuel Piñeiro Losada known as Barba Roja was a Cuban political and military figure.
Joshua Jortner is an Israeli physical chemist .
Staff Sergeant Adelbert Waldron or Adelbert F. Waldron III, was a U.S. Army sniper.
Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg is a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and a music and art historian.
Wilbert Hopper, OC was a Canadian civil servant and business executive.
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