Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Christopher Benson, chairman, Sun Alliance, 63; Professor Sir John Dacie, haematologist, 84; M Jacques Delors, former President, Commission of the EEC, 71; Mr Desmond Douglas, table tennis player, 41; Sir Antony Driver, former chairman, South West Thames Regional Health Authority, 76;General Sir Jack Harman, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 76; Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer, 77; Mr Charles Hodson, television reporter, 41; Miss Sally Ann Howes, actress, 67; Mr Roger Hunt, footballer, 58; Mr Edward Leigh MP, 46; Mr Charlie Magri, flyweight boxer, 40; Mr Jonathon Morris, actor, 36; Lord Palumbo, former Chairman, Arts Council of Great Britain, 61; Sir Jeffrey Petersen, former diplomat, 76; Mr Walter Plowright, microbiologist and veterinary surgeon, 73; Mr Michael Quinn, chef, 50; Mr John Rees, director, Harrow Development Trust, 53; Dame Diana Rigg, actress, 58; Mr Ted Rogers, comedian, 61; Viscount Slim, deputy chairman, Peek plc, 69; Mr Vilem Tausky, former director of opera, Guildhall School of Music, 86; Miss Elizabeth Tucker, Head Mistress, Headington School, Oxford, 60; Dame Veronica Wedgwood, historian, 86.

TOMORROW: Mr Paul Allaire, chairman and chief executive officer, Xerox Corporation, 58; Dr Heather Angel, author and wildlife photographer, 55; The Rev Dom Aidan Bellenger, Director of Historical Research, Downside Abbey, 46; Sir Nigel Broackes, Honorary President, Trafalgar House, 62; Sir Andrew Buchanan, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, 59; Mr Andrew Burns, ambassador to Israel, 53; Mr John Burrow, Chief Constable, Essex, 61; Dame Joyce Daws, thoracic surgeon, 71; Sir Stephen Egerton, former ambassador to Italy, 64; Miss Buchi Emecheta, author and lecturer, 52; Mr Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), rock singer and songwriter, 48; Mr Norman Jewison, film director, 70; Sir Kirby Laing, former chairman, Laing Properties, 80; Mr Gerald Malone MP, Minister of State for Health, 46; Dr Jonathan Miller, television, film, opera and theatre director, 62; Maj-Gen the Duke of Norfolk, 81; Mr Bill Pertwee, actor, 70; Mr Julian Pettifer, broadcaster, 61; Lt-Gen Sir Steuart Pringle, former Commandant General, Royal Marines, 68; Mr Karel Reisz, film director, 70; Mr Barry Richards, cricketer, 51; Mr Michael St John Parker, Headmaster, Abingdon School, 55; Mr Lloyd Barnaby Smith, ambassador to Nepal, 51; Miss Kay Starr, singer, 74; Mr Isaac Stern, violinist, 76; Mr Dennis Trevelyan, Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford, 67; Mr Robin Williams, actor and comedian, 44; Sir Ian Wood, chairman and managing director, John Wood Group, 54.

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