Birthdays

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Birthdays

King Albert II of the Belgians, 62; Sir Derek Alun-Jones, former executive chairman, Ferranti International, 63; Sir Isaiah Berlin, former President, the British Academy, 87; Professor Brebis Bleaney, physicist, 81; Mr David Blunkett MP, 49; Mr Bjorn Borg, tennis player, 40; Lord Carrington, director and former chairman, Christie's International, 77; Mr David Chipp, former director, Reuter Foundation, 69; Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet, 98; Mr Mike Gatting, cricketer, 39; Lord Gladwin of Clee, former trade union leader, 66; Mr Iain Hamilton, composer, 74; Professor Robert Humphreys, Latin-American historian, 89; Mr Asif Iqbal, former Pakistan cricket captain, 53; Mr J. Kay-Mouat, former president of the Alderney States, 63; Lord Kings Norton, Chancellor, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 94; Mr Tim Llewellyn, radio news reporter, 56; Mr Willie-John McBride, rugby player, 56; Sir Jonathan Mance, High Court judge, 53; Sir Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, former MP, 65; Sir Douglas Morpeth, former partner, Touche Ross & Co, 72; Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman, British United Provident Association, 64; Air Marshal Sir Charles Pringle, 77; Dr Ruth Sanger, former director, MRC Blood Group Unit, 78; Lord Stodart of Leaston, former government minister, 80; Mr Klaus Tennstedt, Conductor Laureate, LPO, 70; Mr Frank Tyson, former England cricketer, 66; Miss Billie Whitelaw, actress, 64; Sir Donald Wilson, chairman, North West Regional Health Authority, 74.

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