MICHAEL CAINE TURNED 78 TODAY

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Sir Michael Caine,(born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite); is an English film
actor and author. He has appeared in over one hundred films and is one of
Britain’s most recognizable and respected actors. Caine is well known for such
films as Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), Academy Award winning roles for
best supporting actor in both Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and The Cider
House Rules (1999). More recently Michael Caine has played Alfred , the
butler from Batman Begins (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). Caine is
one of two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting, either lead
or supporting, in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s…the other actor
being Jack Nicholson. In 2000, Caine was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth ll.  

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Michael Caine with Christian Bale, right, in The Dark Knight

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TIME MAGAZINE DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1923

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The first issue of Time magazine featured the retired speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives Joseph G. Cannon on its cover, shown above.

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JOE PESCI BECAME 68 TODAY

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Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci , actor, comedian, singer and musician has
starred in a number of  films such as Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), 
My Cousin Vinny (1992), JFK (1991), and Home Alone (1990). Pesci
won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1990 for his
role as movster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.

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MIKE FARRELL BECAME 72 TODAY

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Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell is an actor, best known for his role as Captain
B.J. Hunnicutt (shown above) on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H (1975–83). He
Stayed with the series for its remaining eight years on the air. During that
time, Farrell wrote five episodes and directed four.  Even before he was
well-known, Farrell was an activist for many political and social causes.

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER A.J. FOYT IS 76

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A. J. (Anthony Joseph) Foyt is the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four
times. In 1960 he scored his first professional victory in a U.S. Automobile
Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Mo.
 Foyt has been inducted
into numerous motorsports halls of fame. Since his retirement from
active racing, he has owned A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which has teams
in CART, IRL, and NASCAR.
  

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           A .J. Foyt behind the wheel of his winning midget race car in 1960

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