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Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Leonard Appleyard, ambassador to China, 57; Lady Avebury, mental health planner, 61; Professor David Blake, composer and Professor of Music, York University, 59; Sir Peter Boon, former chairman, Hoover, 79; Baroness Brigstocke, former High Mistress, St Paul's Girls' School, 66; Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 77; Professor Dame Barbara Clayton, Honorary Research Professor in Metabolism, Southampton University, 73; Mr Jimmy Connors, tennis player, 43; Mr Russ Conway, pianist and entertainer, 70; Professor David Daiches, Emeritus Professor of English, Sussex University, 83; Sir Oliver Forster, former diplomat, 70; Mr Derek Fowlds, actor, 58; Sir Edward Goschen Bt, former deputy chairman, Stock Exchange, 82; Mr Michael Hastings, playwright, 57; Mr Leslie Hill, chairman and chief executive, Central Television, 59; Air Marshal Sir Paul Holder, 84; Mr Percy "Laddie" Lucas, former MP, fighter pilot and golfer, 80; Mr Francis Matthews, actor, 64; Sir Patrick Moberly, former ambassador to South Africa, 67; Miss Patsy Rodenburg, head of Voice, Royal National Theatre and at the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama, 42; Sir Patrick Sheehy, chairman, BAT Industries, 65; Mr Victor Spinetti, actor and director, 62; Mr Ronnie Stevens, actor and director, 65; General Sir John Waters, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 60; The Right Rev David Young, Bishop of Ripon, 64.

TOMORROW: Mr Geoff Arnold, cricketer, 51; Air Marshal Sir Erik Bennett, former Commander, Sultan of Oman's Air Force, 67; Dr Clare Burstall, psychologist and educationist, 64; Miss Pauline Collins, actress, 55; Mr Michael Connarty MP, 48; Professor Raymond Cowell, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, 58; Dr Francis Duffy, chairman, DEGW International, 55; The Hon James Ellis, MEP, 46; The Rev Anthony Harbottle, Chaplain to the Queen, 70; Mr Nicky Horne, disc jockey, 45; Mr Graham Kentfield, chief cashier, Bank of England, 55; Mr Brian Lochore, rugby player, 55; Professor Alison Lurie, writer and Professor of English, Cornell University, 69; Mr Richard McCormac, architect and former President, Royal Institute of British Architects, 57; Sir Michael Neubert MP, 62; The Right Rev Vernon Nicholls, Honorary Assistant Bishop of Coventry, 78; Sir Mark Russell, chairman, Commonwealth Institute, Scotland, and former diplomat, 66; Mr Gaston Thorn, former prime minister of Luxembourg, 67.

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