Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Ian Balding, racehorse trainer, 60; Mr John Barnes, footballer, 35; Air Marshal Sir John Donald, 71; Sir John Egan, chief executive, BAA, 59; The Rev Professor Christopher Evans, New Testament scholar, 89; Dr Billy Graham, evangelist, 80; Mr James Gray MP, 44; Mrs Lucinda Green, Olympic horsewoman, 45; Lord Greenhill of Harrow, former head of the Diplomatic Service, 85; Mr John Grieves, former senior partner, Freshfields, 63; Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt, chairman, Nuffield Hospitals, 68; Mr Michael Jackaman, former chairman, Allied Domecq, 63; Dame Gwyneth Jones, operatic soprano, 62; Mr Charles Miller Smith, chief executive, ICI, 59; Miss Joni Mitchell, singer, 55; Mr Jonathan Palmer, racing driver, 42; Miss Su Pollard, actress, 49; Miss Jean Shrimpton, former model, 56; Air Marshal Sir Ronald Stuart-Paul, former Director-General, Saudi Air Force Project, 64; Dame Joan Sutherland OM, operatic soprano, 72; Mrs Helen Suzman, politician, 81; Dame Jean Taylor, former Chief Clerk, Office of the Private Secretary to the Queen, 82; Sir Anthony Wheeler, former President, Royal Scottish Academy, 79; Baroness White, former Labour MP and government minister, 89.

TOMORROW: The Marquess of Abergavenny, former Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, 84; Lord Allanbridge, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 73; Professor Christiaan Barnard, heart transplant pioneer, 76; Mr Geoffrey Bell, former chairman, Guinness Mahon Holdings, 59; Mr Ivor Caplin MP, 40; M Alain Delon, actor, 63; Mr Ken Dodd, comedian, 67; Mr Paul Foot, journalist, 61; Miss Elizabeth Gale, opera singer, 50; Mr Edward Goldsmith, ecologist, 70; Mr Frederick Gore, painter, 85; Miss June Havoc, actress, 82; Mr Dennis Head, former chairman, Rolls-Royce, 73; Dr Gordon Higginson, former Vice-Chancellor, Southampton University, 69; Miss Nerys Hughes, actress, 57; Mr Kazuo Ishiguro, writer, 44; Sir Andrew Leggatt, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 68; Sir Denis Mahon, art historian, 88; Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, president of Malta, 66; Miss Patti Page, singer, 71; Mr Martin Peters, footballer, 55; Sir James Redmond, former Director of Engineering, BBC, 80; Mr William Reid, former director of the National Army Museum, 72; Sir Robert Shields, former Professor of Surgery, Liverpool University, 68; Mr Richard Stoker, composer, 60; Miss Mary Travers, singer, 61; Mr Tamas Vasary, conductor and pianist, 65; Sir Alexander Waddell, former colonial administrator, 85.

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