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Birthdays

Mr Frank Auerbach, painter, 65; Mr Jonah Barrington, squash player, 55; Miss Ann Bell, actress, 56; Mr Edward Blishen, author, 75; Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Minister for Overseas Development, 54; Mr Tom Clarke, Editor, Sporting Life, 57; Mr Daniel Day-Lewis, actor, 39; Baroness Dean of Thornton- le-Fylde, chairman, Independent Committee for Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services, 53; Mrs Ruth Deech, Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford, 53; General Sir Peter de la Billiere, 62; Miss Anita Dobson, actress, 47; Mr Lonnie Donegan, skiffle musician, 65; Mr Israel Finestein QC, former president, Board of Deputies of British Jews, 75; Dame Rennie Fritchie, chairman, South and West Regional Health Authority, 54; Mr Deryck Guyler, actor and comedian, 82; Sir Patrick Hamill, former Chief Constable, Strathclyde, 66; Miss Celeste Holm, film actress, 77; Mr Saddam Hussein, President and Prime Minister of Iraq, 59; Mlle Zizi Jeanmaire, dancer, 72; Professor David Johns, Vice-Chancellor, Bradford University, 65; Miss Cheryl Kennedy, actress, 49; Mr Timothy Kirkhope MP, Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household, 51; Sir Anthony Laughton, oceanographer, 69; Mr Rod McKuen, composer and poet, 63; Mr Zubin Mehta, conductor, 60; Mr Johnny Miller, golfer, 49; Sir Fraser Noble, former Vice-Chancellor, Aberdeen University, 78; Lt-Gen Sir Patrick Palmer, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, 63; Lord Rothschild, financier, 60; Mr Harold Shapero, composer, 76; Mr Jeremy Thorpe, former MP, 67; Mr David Tindle, painter, 64; Mr Alfred Valentine, former West Indies cricketer, 66; Mr Richard Warwick, actor, 51; Mr Nigel Williams, ambassador to the United Nations, 59; Professor Heinz Wolff, bio-engineer, 68; Sir Peter Youens, former colonial administrator, 80; Mr Fred Zinnemann, film director, 90.

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