Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir James Anderton, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, 65; Mr Stanley Baxter, comedian, 69; The Duke of Bedford, writer and exponent of the stately home, 80; Sir Timothy Bevan, former chairman, Barclays Bank, 70; Professor Sir Paul Bramley, oral surgeon, 74; Mr Keith Budge, Headmaster, Loretto School, 49; Lord Campbell of Alloway QC, 80; Mr Eric Cantona, footballer, 31; Sir Richard Curtis, High Court judge, 64; Sir Roden Cutler VC, diplomat, 81; Mr Bob Dylan, singer, 56; Miss Kathleen Hale, children's writer and illustrator, 99; Mr Robert Hastie, former Lord- Lieutenant for West Glamorgan, 64; Sir Derek Hodgson, former High Court judge, 80; Baroness Hollis of Heigham, Parliamentary Under- Secretary, Social Security, 56; Mr Clifford Irving, former chairman, Isle of Man government, 83; Mr James Levine, conductor, 54; Col John Mayo, former Director-General, Help the Aged, 66; Mr Adrian Moorhouse, swimmer, 33; Mr Tony Mullett, former Director-General, National Criminal Intelligence Service, 64; Mr Richard Ottaway MP, 52; Sir Edmund Sargant, solicitor, 91; The Hon Christopher Sharples, chairman, Datastream/ICV, 50; Sir Christopher Staughton, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 64; Mr Arnold Wesker, playwright, 65.

TOMORROW: Lord Aldington, barrister, 83; Mr Kim Bailey, racehorse trainer, 44; Mr Julian Clary, actor and comedian, 38; Mr Eric Deacon, actor, 37; Dr Carel de Wet, former South African ambassador, 74; The Right Rev Brian Foley, former Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, 87; Miss Margaret Forster, novelist and biographer, 59; Mr Peter Foster, former ambassador to West Germany, 73; Miss Livia Gollancz, publisher, 77; Sir Eldon Griffiths, former MP, 72; Baroness Hooper, solicitor and former government minister, 58; Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, Lord Lyon King of Arms, 59; Sir Ian McKellen, actor, 58; The Right Rev Michael Mann, former Dean of Windsor, 73; Mr Dillwyn Miles, the Herald Bard, 81; Lord Plummer of St Marylebone, president, Portman Building Society, 83; Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP, Paymaster General, 59; Mr Alastair Sharp QC, former circuit judge, 86; Mr Dave Lee Travis, disc jockey, 52; Professor Sir Frances Vallat QC, Emeritus Professor of International Law, London University, 85; Mr David Wynne, sculptor, 71.

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