Birthdays

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Today: Mr David Burns, ambassador to Finland, 60; Sir Jeremy Child Bt, actor, 53; Mr John Dankworth, bandleader and jazzman, 70; Mr Geoffrey Dear, HM Inspector of Constabulary, 60; The Very Rev George Earle SJ, 72; Sir Douglas Falconer, former High Court judge, 83; Ms Caroline Flint MP, 36; Mr Mike Hall MP, 45; Mr John Harle, saxophonist, 41; The Right Rev Colin James, former Bishop of Winchester, 71; General Sir Garry Johnson, chairman, International Defence Advisory Board to the Baltic States, 60; Dr Michael Kilborn, cricketer, 35; Miss Sophia Loren, film actress, 63; Miss Anne McIntosh MP, MEP, 43; Professor Robert McMinn, anatomist, 74; Miss Jane Manning, soprano, 59; Miss Christine Oddy, MEP, 42; The Right Rev Kenneth Riches, former Bishop of Lincoln, 89; Mr Eric Sayers, former chairman, Duport, 81; Mr Alan Simpson MP, 49; Sir John Whitehead, former ambassador to Japan, 65.

TOMORROW: Mr Ian Albery, impresario, 61; Ms Candy Atherton MP, 42; Lord Barnard, former Lord-Lieutenant of Durham, 74; Mr Charles Clarke MP, 47; Mr Leonard Cohen, singer and poet, 63; Miss Shirley Conran, novelist, 65; Miss Mary Fetherston-Dilke, former organiser of the Citizens' Advice Bureaux, 79; Mr Larry Hagman, actor, 66; Professor James Ham, former president, University of Toronto, 77; Mr John Hoddinott, Chief Constable, Hampshire, 53; Sir Colin Imray, former High Commissioner to Bangladesh, 64; Mr Stephen King, novelist, 49; Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Emeritus Professor of Greek, Oxford University, 75; Sir Ian MacGregor, former chairman of the National Coal Board, 85; Sir Peter Matthews, former chairman of Vickers, 75; Sir John Smith, former Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 59; Sir Brian Unwin, president, European Investment Bank, 62; Professor Bernard Williams, philosopher, 68; Mr Jimmy Young, radio presenter, 74.

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