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Birthdays

Miss Jenny Abramsky, controller, BBC Radio Five Live, 51; Miss June Allyson, actress, 80; Mr Christopher Booker, journalist and author, 60; Sir Colin Chandler, chief executive, Vickers plc, 58; Mr Joseph Cooper, pianist and broadcaster, 85; Sir Zelman Cowen QC, former Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, 78; Professor Sir Andrew Derbyshire, architect, 74; Professor Harold Dexter, organist, 77; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Fletcher, 81; Dr Mark Girouard, architectural historian, 66; Lord Glenarthur, former government minister, 53; Mr Brian Hoban, former Head Master of Harrow School, 76; Mr Terence Hodgkinson, former Director, the Wallace Collection, 84; Mr Clive James, critic and television presenter, 58; Mr Thomas Keneally, author, 62; Sir Harold Kroto, Royal Society Research Professor, Sussex University, 58; Lt-Gen Sir Derek Lang, soldier and management consultant, 84; Miss Yaltah Menuhin, pianist, 76; Air Marshal Peter Squire, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, 52; Maj-Gen Julian Thompson, 63; Miss Jayne Torvill, ice dance champion, 40; The Most Rev Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town, 66; Sir Colin Walker, Chairman, National Blood Authority, 63; Professor David Wallace, Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University of Technology, 52; Mr Graham Yallop, cricketer, 45; Mr Yo Yo Ma, cellist, 42.

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