Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir John Adye, former director, Government Communications Headquarters, 59; Mr Nick Ainger MP, 49; Mr Phil Bennett, rugby player, 50; Mr Luciano Berio, conductor and composer, 73; Miss Lesley Bidstrup, industrial disease specialist, 82; Sir John Blelloch, former civil servant, 68; Rear-Admiral John Carlill, former secretary, Engineering Council, 73; Mr Peter Chenery, Director and Cultural Counsellor, British Council, Greece, 52; Mr David Cope, former Master of Marlborough College, 54; Professor George Crumb, composer, 69; Mr Barry Davies, sports commentator, 58; Sir Robin Day, broadcaster, 75; Mr Frank Delaney, broadcaster, 56; Sir Thomas Dunne, Lord- Lieutenant, County of Hereford and Worcester, 65; Mr Henry Elwes, Lord- Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, 63; The Earl of Gainsborough, former president, Association of District Councils, 75; Professor Peter Gellhorn, composer, conductor and director, 86; Colonel Sir John Gilmour, former Lord-Lieutenant of Fife, 86; Air Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, former Chief of the Air Staff, 60; Sir Ralph Halpern, former chairman, Burton Group, 60; Mr Wally Herbert, Arctic explorer, 64; Miss Sena Jurinac, soprano, 77; Mr Philip McLean, ambassador to Cuba, 60; Sir Keith Morris, former ambassador to Colombia, 64; Mr Colin Munro, ambassador to Croatia, 52; Sir Fred Pontin, founder of Pontin's holiday camps, 92; Professor W. Lindford Rees, psychiatrist, 84; Mr Allan Rogers MP, 66; Sir Peter Russell, former Professor of Spanish Studies, Oxford University, 85; Lord Sainsbury of Turville, former chairman and chief executive, J. Sainsbury, 58; Sir Robert Sainsbury, joint president, J. Sainsbury, 92; The Marquess of Salisbury, former MP, 82; Mr Paddy Tipping MP, 49; Mr Bill Wyman, rock guitarist, 62.

TOMORROW: Ex-King Michael of Romania, 77; Sir Robert Andrew, former senior civil servant, 70; Lt-Gen Sir Henry Beverley, 63; Miss Juliet Fisher, dancer and teacher of contemporary dance, 57; Mr Martin Gilbert, historian, 62; Mr Steve Hodge, footballer, 36; Mr Michael Lawrence, former chief executive, London Stock Exchange, 55; Sir David Mansel Lewis, Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, 71; Sir John Mayhew-Sanders, business consultant, 67; Mr Joe Mercer, former jockey, 64; Miss Helen Reddy, singer, 56; Sir George Russell, chairman, 3i Group, 63; Mr Alan Smith, former chief executive, Test and County Cricket Board, 62; Mr Keith Taylor, chairman and chief executive, Esso UK, 60; Miss Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano, 72; Dame Gillian Wagner, Chairman, Carnegie UK Trust, 71; Professor Donald Wiseman, Assyriologist, 80.

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