Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Ackner, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 79; Mr Ray Alan, ventriloquist, 69; Mr Geoff Baxter, jockey, 53; Mr Anthony Beadles, Headmaster, Epsom College, 59; Mr Jack Cardiff, film director, 85; Mr Winston Davis, cricketer, 41; Mr Robin Fleming, chairman, Robert Fleming Investment Trust, 67; Sir Thomas Hetherington QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions, 73; Sir Curtis Keeble, former diplomat, 77; Sir David Latham, High Court judge, 57; Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 50; Mr Derek Pringle, cricketer, 41; Professor Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities, Boston University, 66; Lord Rodger of Earlsferry QC, Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Sessions, 55; Mr John Kendall Rowlands, former Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, 68; Mr Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal, 60; Mr Peter Shilton, footballer, 50; Mr John Stoddart, Principal, Sheffield Hallam University, 61; Mr Edward Walker-Arnott, senior partner, Herbert Smith, 60; Professor Dorothy Wedderburn, former Principal, Royal Holloway and Bedford College, 74.

TOMORROW: Miss Kate Adie, television journalist, 54; Mr John Burnett MP, 54; Mrs Judith Church MP, 46; Sir Timothy Colman, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, 70; Mr Ray Cooper, percussionist, 57; Captain Ronald Cunningham- Jardine, Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries and Galloway, 68; Mr Michael Dibben, High Commissioner to Fiji, 56; Mr Michael Elphick, actor, 53; Captain Jim Fox, pentathlon winner, 58; Miss Sidonie Goossens, harpist, 99; Mr Richard Gray, director, Manchester City Art Galleries, 48; Mr David Harris, chairman and chief executive, Nestle UK, 55; Miss Rosemary Harris, actress, 69; Mr Simon Hemans, High Commissioner to Kenya, 59; Lady Mary Holborow, Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall, 63; Mr Jeremy Irons, actor, 51; Mr Brian Jenkins MP, 57; Mr David McCallum, actor, 66; Mr Ian McGowan, Librarian, National Library of Scotland, 54; The Very Rev Dr J. Frazer McLuskey, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland, 85; Mr Charles Martin, Headmaster, Bristol Grammar School, 60; Mr Austin Mitchell MP, 65; Sir Stephen Mitchell, High Court judge, 58; Mrs Penelope Mortimer, novelist, 81; Mr Pete Murray, broadcaster, 71; Sir Robert Nelson, High Court judge, 57; Miss Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer, 59; Dr George Richardson, former Warden, Keble College, Oxford, 75; The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Chancellor, Sussex University and former Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, 70; Professor Sir Geoffrey Slaney, former President, Royal College of Surgeons, 77; Twiggy (Miss Lesley Hornby), model, actress and singer, 50; Professor Christopher White, former Director, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 69; Sir Leonard Williams, former Director-General for Energy, Commission of the European Communities, 80; Mr Paul Williams, composer and lyricist, 59; Dr Arthur Wills, composer and organist, 73.

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