Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Dr Robert Anderson, Director, British Museum, 54; Air Chief Marshal Sir John Barraclough, 80; Mr Theodore Bikel, actor, 74; Professor Neil Buxton, Vice- Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, 58; The Right Rev Bruce Cameron, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, 57; Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former diplomat, 74; Dr Ian Evans, Head Master, Bedford School, 50; Mr Alastair Forbes, journalist and writer, 80; Mr Jon Foulds, chairman, Halifax Building Society, 66; Mr Peter Foster, architect, 79; Sir Campbell Fraser, former chairman, Scottish Television, 75; Sir James Hamilton, former civil servant, 75; Dr Patrick Hillery, former president of the Irish Republic, 75; Professor Sir Robert Honeycombe, metallurgist, 77; Mr Engelbert Humperdinck, rock singer, 62; Mr Clive Jenkins, trade union leader, 72; Mr Brian Lara, cricketer, 29; Mr Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari, President of Pakistan, 58; Dr Malcolm Lipkin, composer, 66; Mr Richard Livsey MP, 63; Mr David Lock MP, 38; Miss Peggy Mount, actress, 82; Mr John Neville, actor, 73; Mrs Dawn Primarolo MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 44; Lord Silsoe QC, barrister, 68; Sir Ronald Sinclair, former judge, 95; Dame Nancy Snagge, former Director, WRAF, 92; Mr David Suchet, actor, 52; Mr Alan Titchmarsh, broadcaster, 49; Mr Jimmy White, snooker player, 36; Lord Woolf, Master of the Rolls, 65. TOMORROW: Mr James Brown, singer, composer and musician, 65; Miss Pat Chapman, former Editor, News of the World, 50; Miss Betty Comden, playwright and screenwriter, 79; Mrs Kathy Cook, athlete, 38; Mr Henry Cooper, boxer, 64; Mr Geraint Davies MP, 38; Sir Graham Day, former chairman, Cadbury Schweppes and PowerGen, 65; Mr Ben Elton, comedian and author, 39; Sir Russell Fairgrieve, former MP, 74; Sir William Glock, music lecturer and critic, 90; Sir William Gray, former Lord Provost of Glasgow, 70; Lt-Gen Sir Alexander Harley, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, 57; Dr David Harrison, Master, Selwyn College, Cambridge, 68; Professor Ruth Lister, social economist, 49; Col Sir Michael McCorkell, Lord- Lieutenant of County Londonderry, 73; Miss Sheila McKechnie, Director, Consumers' Association, 50; Sir Christopher MacRae, former High Commissioner to Pakistan, 61; Mr Randle Manwaring, poet and author, 86; Mr Peter Oosterhuis, golfer, 49; Baroness Seccombe, Vice- Chairman, Conservative Party, 68; Mr Pete Seeger, folk singer, 79; Dr Norbert Singer, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, 67; Mr Norman Thelwell, illustrator and cartoonist, 75; Miss Sandi Toksvig, comedienne, 40; Mr Robert Walter MP, 50; Mr Allan Wells, athlete, 46.

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