Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Robert Atkinson, former chairman, British Shipbuilders, 82; Mr William Boyd, author, 46; Mr William Bromley-Davenport, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, 63; Mr Michael Chance, counter-tenor, 43; Mr Malcolm Chisholm MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office, 49; Mr Gilbert Cooke, former chairman, C.T. Bowring & Co, 75; Mr Michael Finnissy, composer and pianist, 52; Mrs Deborah Forbes, Headmistress, Queen Anne's School, Reading, 52; Sir Kenneth Green, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University, 64; Sir Anthony Hidden, High Court judge, 62; Mr John Horam MP, 59; Mr Dan Jacobson, novelist, 69; Mr Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, 53; Sir Anthony Lambert, former ambassador to Portugal, 87; Sir John Latey, former High Court judge, 84; Mr Ivan Lendl, tennis player, 38; Sir Paul Nicholson, Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, 60; Lord Oliver of Aylmerton, a former Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary, 77; Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, sculptor, 74; Professor Lord Phillips of Ellesmere, molecular biophysicist, 74; Mr Piers Paul Read, novelist, 57; Mr Viv Richards, cricketer, 46; Mr Mark Rowland, athlete, 35; The Earl of Snowdon, photographer, 68; Sir David Spedding, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, 55; Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, explorer, 54; Miss Zena Walker, actress, 64; Dame Margaret Weston, former Director, Science Museum, 72.

TOMORROW: Maj-Gen Sir Christopher Airy, former Private Secretary to the Prince and Princess of Wales, 64; Professor Charles Boxer, historian and author, 94; Mr Gyles Brandreth, journalist and broadcaster, 50; Sir Julian Bullard, former ambassador to West Germany, 70; Professor Sir Donald Campbell, anaesthetist and former President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 68; Sir Anthony Caro, sculptor, 74; Miss Cyd Charisse, film actress and dancer, 77; Mr Phil Edmonds, cricketer, 47; Mr Michael Grade, former chief executive of Channel 4 Television, 55; Miss Eileen Herlie, actress, 78; Lord Hurd of Westwood, former government minister, 68; Mr Michael Inchbald, interior designer, 78; Miss Ann Jenner, ballerina, 54; Mr Gary Numan, rock musician, 40; Mr Mark Oaten MP, 34; Miss Lynn Redgrave, actress, 55; Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi, 50; Miss Lynn Seymour, ballerina, 59; Professor Stephen Smith, gynaecologist, 47; Professor Norman Stone, historian, 57; Mr Robert Tear, operatic tenor, 59; Miss Claire Trevor, actress, 89; Mr David Wilkie, Olympic swimmer, 44.

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