Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Anson, 67; Sir Edgar Beck, president, John Mowlem, 85; Lady Rachel Billington, writer, 54; Sir Rhodes Boyson MP, 71; Mr Eric Burdon, rock musician, 55; Professor Michael Hamlin, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 66; Sir Ernest Harrison, chairman, Racal Electronics, 70; Professor Antony Hewish, radio astronomer, 72; Sir Anthony Hollis, High Court judge, 69; Sir Robert Hunt, former chairman, Dowty, 78; Sir Gordon Langley, High Court judge, 53; Brigadier Joan Moriarty, former matron-in-chief, Army Nursing Services, 73; Mr John Parrott, snooker player, 32; Mr Jeremy Paxman, television presenter and reporter, 46; Sir Ian Percival QC, former Solicitor-General, 75; Mr Ian Redpath, cricketer, 55; Miss Natasha Richardson, actress, 33; Mr Mort Sahl, comedian, 69; Mr Mike Sleman, rugby player, 45; Miss Judith Weir, composer, 42; The Hon Montague Woodhouse, historian, 79.

TOMORROW: Mr Burt Bacharach, composer, 67; Mr Alan Ball, football manager, 51; Mr Dominic Cadbury, chairman, Cadbury Schweppes, 56; Sir Cyril Chantler, Principal, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, 57; Mr Michael Coates, former chairman, Price Waterhouse, 72; Mr John Floyd, auctioneer, 73; Miss Susan Hampshire, actress, 54; Mr Nicky Henson, actor, 51; Mr Henry Hodson, former Editor, the Annual Register, 90; The Earl of Kimberley, member of the House of Lords Defence Study Group, 72; Lord Laing of Dunphail, life president, United Biscuits, 73; Mr Eric Lyall, chairman, Pearl Group, 72; Sir Roger Moate MP, 58; The Right Rev Hugh Montefiore, former Bishop of Birmingham, 76; Ms Jenni Murray, broadcaster, 46; Mr Chris Patten, Governor of Hong Kong, 52; Miss Rosalind Savill, Director, the Wallace Collection, 45; Mr Frederick Smithies, schoolteacher and trade union leader, 67; Dr Miriam Stoppard, writer and broadcaster, 59; Miss Deborah Warner, stage director, 37; Mr Steve Winwood, rock singer and composer, 48; Sir Paul Wright (Life Peer), former Head of the Diplomatic Service, 81.

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