Birthdays

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TODAY: Baroness Amos, former chief executive, Equal Opportunities Commission, 45; Mr Walter Annenberg, former US ambassador to Britain, 91; Lord Borrie QC, former Director-General of Fair Trading, 68; Mr Terence Brady, playwright, novelist and actor, 60; Sir Terence Burns, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, 55; Lord Butterworth, former Vice-chancellor, Warwick University, 81; Sir Michael Checkland, former Director-General of the BBC, 63; Miss Lesley Collier, ballerina, 52; Mr Lionel Friend, musical director, Nexus Opera, 54; Sir Graham Hart, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, 59; Sir Robert Mark, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 82; Mr James Marshall MP, 58; Sir Henry Nevile, former Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, 79; Dr David Peace, glass engraver and town planner, 84; Air Commodore Helen Renton, former Director, WRAF, 68; Mr Neil Sedaka, songwriter and singer, 60; Mr Jim Slater, writer and former chairman, Slater Walker Securities, 70; Lord Thomas of Gresford QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 62; Mr Peter Viggers MP, 61.

TOMORROW: Prince Albert of Monaco, 41; Sir Kenneth Alexander, former Principal, Stirling University, 77; Miss Pam Ayres, poet, 52; Professor Sir Michael Berry, physicist, 58; Mr Ian Bruce MP, 52; Mr Michael Caine, actor, 66; Mr Jasper Carrott, comedian, 54; Professor Sir Colin Dollery, former Dean, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, 68; Mr Alan Elliott, former Chief Constable, Cumbria, 57; Lt-Gen Sir Peter Graham, former GOC, Scotland, 62; Sir Philip Holland, former MP, 82; Mr Quincy Jones, composer, arranger, conductor and trumpeter, 66; Sir Gavin Laird, chairman, Greater Manchester Buses North, 66; Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe, 77; Mr John McCallum, actor and producer, 81; Lord Marsh, former Chairman, Newspaper Publishers' Association, 71; Sir Eric Norris, former diplomat, 81; Mr Bill Owen, actor, 84; Sir Richard Parsons, former ambassador to Sweden, 71; Dame Betty Paterson, former chairman, North West Thames Health Authority, 83; General Paul Rader, General of the Salvation Army, 65; Miss Tessa Sanderson, javelin thrower, 43; Mr William Sillery, Headmaster, Belfast Royal Academy, 58; Mr Anthony Smith, President, Magdalen College, Oxford, 61; Miss Rita Tushingham, actress, 57; Sir Nicholas Wall, High Court judge, 54.

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