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Birthdays

Mr Red Buttons, actor and comedian, 79; Maj-Gen Sir Simon Cooper, Master of HM Household, 62; Mr Ian Findlay, former chairman, Lloyd's, 80; Lord Gibson, former Chairman, National Trust, 82; Miss Susan Hill, novelist and playwright, 56; Professor Sir Alan Hodgkin OM, former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, 84; The Hon Douglas Hogg MP, 53; General Sir Geoffrey Howlett, chairman, Services Sound and Vision Corporation, 68; Ms Melanie Johnson MP, 43; Mr Mark Jones, Director, National Museums of Scotland, 47; Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman, Honeywell, 63; Sir Andrew Morritt, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 60; Professor Adam Neville, former Principal and Vice- Chancellor, Dundee University, 75; Mr Nick Palmer MP, 48; Miss Charlotte Rampling, actress, 52; The Very Rev Colin Semper, former Canon of Westminster, 60; Mr Michael Simpson-Orlebar, former ambassador to Mexico, 66; Mr Arthur Sulzberger, former chairman and publisher of the New York Times, 72; Sir Rodney Sweetnam, former orthopaedic surgeon to the Queen, 71; Mr David Turner, cricketer, 49; Lord Williams of Mostyn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Constitution, 57; Sir Leslie Young, director, Lancashire Enterprises, 73.

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