Birthdays

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Today: Professor Sir Ivor Batchelor, psychiatrist, 81; M Jacques Chirac, President of France, 65; Sir Derek Day, former High Commissioner in Canada, 70; Professor Sir Michael Howard, historian, 75; Mr Derek Jameson, radio presenter and former editor, 68; Professor Frank Kermode, literary critic, 78; Mr John Mayall, rhythm and blues musician, 64; Mr Geoffrey Moorhouse, writer, 66; Sir Alan Moses, High Court judge, 52; Lady Porter, former Lord Mayor of Westminster, 67; Professor David Rhind, Director- General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, 54; Mr David Rintoul, actor, 48; Mr David Rogers, chief executive, Amstrad, 51; Dame Janet Smith QC, High Court judge, 57; Sir David Steel, former chairman, the Wellcome Trust, 81; Sir Dennis Weatherstone, former chairman and chief executive, J.P. Morgan & Co, New York, 67; Mr Alan Lee Williams, director, Atlantic Council, 67; Miss Louise Winter, operatic mezzo-soprano, 38.

TOMORROW: Mrs Hilary Armstrong MP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, 52; Miss Diana Cotton QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 56; Mr Richard Crenna, film actor, 71; Mr George Duffield, jockey, 51; Mr Roger Glover, rock musician, 52; Sir Victor Goodhew, former MP and government minister, 78; Mr George Graham, football manager, 53; Mr Andy Gray, footballer, 42; Mr Robert Guillaume, singer and actor, 67; Mr Frank Ifield, singer, 61; Mr Louis Kirby, Editor, UK Mail, 69; Mr Gary Lineker, footballer, 37; Mr Radu Lupu, pianist, 52; Mr Patrick McLoughlin MP, 40; Miss Virginia Mayo, actress, 77; Lord Parry, former chairman of the Welsh Tourist Board, 72; Miss Marguerite Porter, ballerina, 49; Sir Stanley Rees, former High Court judge, 90; Mr Max Reinhardt, publisher, 82; Mr John Hamilton Scott, Lord-Lieutenant of Shetland, 61; Mr Stan Sulzmann, saxophonist, 49; Lord Tope, former Liberal MP, 54; Mr Efrem Zimbalist Jnr, television and film actor, 74.

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