Birthdays

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TODAY: Lord Ashburton, former chairman, Barings, 68; The Earl of Aylesford, former Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands region, 78; Lady Bathurst, former diplomat, 76; Sir David Calcutt QC, former Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 66; Sir Clifford Chetwood, chairman, Broadgate Properties, 68; Mr Keith Emerson, rock musician, 52; The Right Rev Philip Goodrich, Bishop of Worcester, 67; Mr Desmond Hamill, television reporter, 60; Dr Ronald Hedley, former Director, Natural History Museum, 68; Mr Paul Johnson, author and editor, 68; Mr Alan Jones, grand prix driver, 50; Mr David Lea, assistant General Secretary, TUC, 59; Sir Bruce Martin QC, former chairman, North Western Regional Health Authority, 58; Miss Juliet Mills, actress, 55; Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, Political Director and Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 57; Sir Peter Newsam, former Director, London Institute of Education, 68; Sir Ronald Oxburgh, Rector, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, 62; Professor Norman Pye, geographer, 83; Mr Ivor Roberts- Jones, sculptor, 83; Mr Ken Rosewall, tennis player, 62; Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, former chairman of Sainsbury's, 69; Mr Bruce Welch, rock musician, 55.

TOMORROW: Mr Adam Ant, rock singer, 42; Mr Kenneth Baker MP, former government minister, 62; Mr John Barry, popular musician and composer, 63; Mr John Biffen MP, former government minister, 66; Mr Charles Bronson, actor, 74; Mr Nicholas Budgen MP, 59; The Earl of Caithness, former Minister of State, Transport, 48; Mr Francis Cook MP, 61; Sir Kenneth Corley, former chief executive, Joseph Lucas, 88; Miss Violetta Elvin, former prima ballerina, 71; Mr Roy Emerson, tennis player, 60; Mrs Jean Floud, former Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, 81; Mr Michael Gallemore, former editor, Sporting Life, 52; Sir Philip Goodhart, former MP, 71; Mr John Heppell MP, 48; Mr Larry Holmes, heavyweight boxing champion, 47; Sir Ludovic Kennedy, writer and broadcaster, 77; Sir Christopher Leaver, wine merchant, and former Lord Mayor of London, 59; Viscount Linley, furniture designer, 35; Lulu (Marie Lawrie), singer, 48; Maj-Gen Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, banker, 81; Mr Kenneth Morgan, former trade union leader, 68; Mr Conor Cruise O'Brien, editor, author and politician, 79; The Hon Michael Pakenham, diplomat, 53; Sir Timothy Raison, former MP and government minister, 67; Mr Albert Reynolds, former Irish prime minister (Taoiseach), 63; Mr Nick Simper, rock musician, 50; Mr Vanni Treves, senior partner, Macfarlanes, and chairman, BBA Group, 56; Vice-Admiral Sir John Webster, former Flag Officer, Plymouth, 64; Mr Martin Williams, High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, 55; Mr Ian Wright, footballer, 33.

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