Birthdays

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TODAY: Miss Tracy Austin, tennis player, 38; Mr Lionel Blair, dancer and entertainer, 67; Maj-Gen Sir Rupert Brazier-Creagh, former Director of Staff Duties, War Office, 89; Mr Will Carling, rugby player, 33; Miss Denise Coffey, actress, director and writer, 62; Mr Jasper Conran, fashion designer, 39; Mr Kenneth Cranham, actor, 54; The Hon Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, 68; Mr William Ebbert, former chairman and managing director, Vauxhall Motors, 56; Mr Emerson Fittipaldi, racing driver, 52; Miss Connie Francis, singer, 60; Mr Roy Grantham, former National Secretary, Apex, 72; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill, former Director, WRAAF, 83; Dr Philip Ledger, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 61; Mr Christopher Mullin MP, 51; Mr Clive Thornton, chairman, Melton Mowbray Building Society, 69; The Right Rev John Wakeling, former Bishop of Southwell, 80; Miss Dionne Warwicke, singer, 57.

TOMORROW: Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, 62; Sir Terence Beckett, former Director General, CBI, 75; Mr Howard Brenton, playwright, 56; General Arnold Brown, former leader, Salvation Army, 85; Lord Bullock, historian, 84; Mr Jim Davidson, comedian, 44; Sir Brian Fall, Principal, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, former ambassador to the Russian Federation, 61; Mr John Francombe, broadcaster and former jockey, 46; Mr Walter Girven, former Chief Wonstable, Wiltshire, 60; Miss Anouska Hempel, actress, hotelier and designer, 57; Dr Douglas Latto, surgeon and gynaecologist, 85; Mr Robert Lindsay, actor, 49; Professor Sir William McCrea, astronomer, 94; Mr Alec Monk, former chief executive, Tri-Delta Corporation, 56; Sir Brian Pitman, chief executive, Lloyds TSB Group, 67; Mr Christopher Plummer, actor, 69; Sir Humphrey Prideaux, former chairman, Morland and Co, 83; Lord Renwick of Clifton, former ambassador to the United States of America, 61; Mr George Shultz, former US Secretary of State, 78; Professor Geoffrey Sims, former Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield University, 72; Mrs Dari Taylor MP, 54; Maj- Gen Sir David Thorne, Director-General, Commonwealth Trust, 65; Mr Dick Van Dyke, actor, 73; General Sir Peter Whiteley, former Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Northern Europe, 78; Miss Paula Wilcox, actress, 49; Mr Brian Wilson MP, Minister of State, Scottish Office, 50.

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