Gazetta: Birthdays

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TODAY: M Charles Aznavour, singer, 75; Mr Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, 68; Mr Richard Benjamin, actor, 61; Mr George Best, former footballer, 53; Miss Cheryl Campbell, actress, 50; Mr Menzies Campbell QC MP, 58; Mr Roger Casale MP, 39; Miss Jean Challis, radio presenter, 65; Mr Charles Crawford, ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 45; Viscount Dunrossil, former Governor of Bermuda, 73; Professor Stephen Frowen, economist, 76; Dr Desmond Hawkins, former President of Hughes College, Cambridge, 76; Professor Sir William Hawthorne, former Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 86; Sir Mark Heath, former diplomat, 72; Mr Anthony Holden, journalist and broadcaster, 52; Sir Edwin Leather, writer and broadcaster, former Governor of Bermuda, 80; Mr Paul Mariner, footballer, 46; Sir Alan Pullinger, former chairman, Haden Carrier, 86; Sir Nicolas Pumfrey, High Court judge, 48; Mrs Betty Williams, joint Nobel Peace prize-winner, 56; Mr Ernest Wistrich, former director, European Movement, 76; Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones MP, 50.

TOMORROW: Sir Kenneth Allen, engineer, 92; Sir David Barran, former chairman, Midland Bank, 87; Lord Burlison, treasurer, the Labour Party, 63; Mrs Juliet Campbell, Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, 64; Sir Hugh Casson, architect, 89; Miss Rosemary Clooney, singer, 71; Miss Joan Collins, actress, 66; Mr Nigel Davenport, actor and trade unionist, 71; The Very Rev John Drury, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 63; Dr Walter Eltis, economist, 66; Miss Betty Garrett, actress, 80; Mr Malcolm Gill, head, Banking Department, Bank for International Settlements, 65; Lord Grenfell, former Senior Adviser, European Office, World Bank, 64; Mr Graeme Hick, cricketer, 33; Mr Anatoly Karpov, chess player, 48; Sir Peter Kenilorea, former prime minister, Solomon Islands, 56; Sir Rodney Klevan, High Court judge, 59; Sir James Lester, former MP, 67; Sir John Lyons, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 67; Mr Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician and broadcaster, 78; Mr Michael McCrum, former Master of Corpus Christi, Cambridge, 75; Mr Martin McGuinness MP, 49; Mr John Newcombe, tennis player, 55; Mr Peter Preston, former editor-in-chief, and chairman, The Guardian and The Observer, 61; Mr Robert Sangster, racehorse owner and breeder, 63; Mr Artie Shaw, clarinettist and bandleader, 89; Mr John Stevens, MEP, 44; Sir Sanderson Temple, former circuit judge, 78; Mr Keith Wiseman, chairman, Football Association, 50.