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Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Russ Abbott, comedian, 48; Miss Lauren Bacall, actress, 71; Mr Tommy Carberry, jockey, 54; Mr George Chakiris, actor and dancer, 62; Mr Ken Coates, MEP, 65; Mr Peter Falk, actor, 68; Lord Grimthorpe, soldier and company director, 80; Mr Charles Haughey, former Irish prime minister, 70; Lord Henderson of Brompton, former Clerk of the Parliaments, 73; Sir Anthony Hooper, High Court judge, 58; Mr Ian Horsbrugh, Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 54; Mr Andy Irvine, rugby player, 44; The Very Rev William Johnston, extra Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, 74; Mr Kenny Jones, rock drummer, 47; Mr B.B. King, guitarist and blues singer, 70; Mr Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore, 72; Sir John Megaw, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 86; Sir John Page, former MP, 76; Baroness Pike, former MP, 77; Dame Sheila Quinn, former president, Royal College of Nursing, 75; Lord Ryder of Eaton Hastings, former chairman, International Publishing Corporation, 79; Mrs Steve Shirley, founder director, FI Group, 62; Mr David Smeeton, radio news correspondent, 59; Mr Mickey Stewart, cricketer, 63; Mr Peter Townsend, golfer, 49; Lord Walton of Detchant, former Warden, Green College, Oxford, 73; Mr David Wilshire MP, 52.

TOMORROW: Professor Sir Donald Acheson, former Chief Medical Officer, Departments of Health and Social Security, 69; Miss Anne Bancroft, actress, 64; The Right Rev Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth, 60; Mr David Bintley, choreographer, 38; Professor Alec Broers, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 57; Marshal of the RAF Lord Craig of Radley, 66; Mr Donald Cruickshank, director-general, Oftel, 53; General Sir Kenneth Darling, former Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe, 86; Miss Jennifer Dickson, artist and photographer, 59; Sir Desmond Fennell, former High Court judge, 62; Mr Gwyn Francis, former Director-General, Forestry Commission, 65; Sir Richard Gaskell, former President, Law Society, 59; Professor Sir John Hale, Emeritus Professor of Italian, University College London, 72; Sir Desmond Heap, solicitor and authority on Planning Law, 88; Mr Chaim Herzog, former Israeli president, 77; Mr Damon Hill, racing driver, 35; Mr Michael Jack MP, 49; Mr Junius Jayewardene, former president of Sri Lanka, 89; Miss Tessa Jowell MP, 48; Mr Desmond Lynam, journalist and broadcaster, 53; Mr Roddy McDowell, actor, 67; Mr Reginald Marsh, actor, 69; Mr Brian Matthew, radio presenter, 67; Mr Stirling Moss, racing driver, 66; Sir Paul Newall, former Lord Mayor of London, 61; Miss Dinah Sheridan, actress, 75; Miss Mary Stewart (Lady Stewart), historical novelist, 79; Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, MEP, 66; Miss Karen Straker, show-jumper, 31; Mr Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon, 90; Miss Helen Vinson, actress, 88; Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, former Professor of German, University College London, 86.

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