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Birthdays

TODAY: The Right Rev Michael Adie, former Bishop of Guildford, 68; The Rev Lord Beaumont of Whitley, priest and writer, 69; Mr Boris Becker, tennis champion, 30; Mr John Bird, actor, 61; Mr Jon Cleary, novelist, 80; Mr Tom Conti, actor and director, 55; Mr Brian Dance, former Headmaster, St Dunstan's College, Catford, 68; Brigadier Hilary Dixon-Nuttall, former Matron-in-Chief and Director, Army Nursing Services, 58; Mr Terry Gilliam, animator, writer and director, 57; Sir Peter Hall, director of plays, films and operas, 67; Sir Andrew Huxley, former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 80; Mrs Billie Jean King, tennis champion, 54; Professor Sir John Knill, geologist, 63; Mr Wayne Larkins, cricketer, 44; Mr Peter McMaster, former Director General, the Ordnance Survey, 66; Mr John Newman, trades unionist, 66; Sir John Owen, High Court judge, 72; Mr Robin Reeve, former Head Master, King's College School, Wimbledon, 63; Mr Gunther Schuller, composer, 72; Mr Robert Vaughn, actor, 65; Sir Michael Walker, former diplomat, 81; Mr Nicolas Walter, Manager, Rationalist Press Association, 63.

TOMORROW: Professor Colin Adamson-Macedo, engineering and higher education consultant, 75; Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Biggs, former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Fleet, 59; Mr Jerry Bock, composer, 69; Mrs Anne Burns, former gliding champion, 82; Mr Maxwell Caulfield, actor, 38; Mr John Cole, former BBC television political editor, 70; Mr John Coulling, former chairman, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 71; Mr Michael Gough, actor, 80; Mr Shane Gould, swimmer, 42; Sir John Hermon, former Chief Constable, RUC, 69; Sir Michael Knight, chairman, Cobham plc, 65; Sir David Lees, chairman, GKN and Courtaulds, 61; Mr Christopher Logue, writer, 71; Mr Alan Mullery, footballer, 56; Mr Julian Oxley, Director- General, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, 59; Mr Krzysztof Penderecki, composer, 64; Mr Anton Poot, former chairman and managing director, Philips, 68; Lord Prosser, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 63; Miss Diana Quick, actress, 51; Sir Peter Saunders, theatrical producer, 86; Sir Peter Strawson, philosopher, 78; Professor John Tarn, former Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool University, 63; Mr Nigel Tranter, novelist and historian, 88; Lt-Col George West, an Extra Equerry to the Queen, 60.

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