Birthdays

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TODAY: The Earl of Bradford, restaurateur, 51; Sir Stephen Brown, President of the Family Division, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 74; Mr Christopher Bruce, dancer and choreographer, 53; Mr Chubby Checker, rock singer, 57; Mr John Craxton, artist, 76; Lord Denham, former Lord- in-Waiting to the Queen, 71; Professor Griffith Edwards, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Psychiatry and Editor of Addiction, 70; Mr Roger Ellis, former Master of Marlborough College, 69; Sir Terence English, cardiothoracic surgeon, and Master, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, 66; Mr Neale Fraser, tennis player, 65; The Right Rev John Garton, Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth, 57; Sir Roger Hervey, former Vice-Marshal, Diplomatic Corps, 64; Lord Knights, former Chief Constable, West Midlands, 78; Mr Timothy Melville- Ross, Director General, Institute of Directors, 54; Mr William Newton Dunn, former MEP, 57; Mr Ruggero Raimondi, operatic bass-baritone, 57; Sir Shridath Ramphal QC, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, 70; Mr Steve Michael Reich, composer, 62; Mr John Ritblat, chairman and managing director, British Land Co, 63; Viscount Sidmouth, former colonial officer, 84; Mr John Suthern, jockey, 47; Mr Gore Vidal, writer, 73.

TOMORROW: Professor Richard Batchelor, immunologist, 67; Lord Blaker, former government minister, 76; Sir Neville Bowman-Shaw, chairman, Bowmans Mechanical Handling, 68; Miss Jackie Collins, novelist, 61; Sir Terence Conran, chairman, Conran Shop, 67; Air Chief Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross, 87; Mr Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer, 67; Dr F. Dudley Hart, rheumatologist, 89; Mr Charlton Heston, actor, 74; Sir John Hogg, former deputy chairman, Williams and Glyn's Bank, 86; Mr Frank Keating, sports journalist, 61; Mr John McFall MP, a Lord Commissioner, 54; Mr Richard Martin, former vice-chairman, Allied-Lyons, 66; Mr Tony Meo, snooker champion, 39; Lord Monro of Langholm, former MP, 76; Dr Gareth Owen, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales, 75; Mr Gavin Pritchard-Gordon, racehorse trainer, 53; Mr Giles Radice MP, 62; Miss Anneka Rice, television presenter, 40; Mr John Rutherford, rugby footballer, 43; Miss Susan Sarandon, actress, 52; The Right Rev Dr Richard Say, former Bishop of Rochester, 84; Mr Marcus Setchell, Surgeon-Gynaecologist to the Queen, 55; Sir Gervase Sheldon, former High Court judge, 85; Sir James Spicer, former MP, 73; Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, 51.

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