Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Alec Baldwin, actor, 41; Professor Janet Bately, Emeritus Professor of English at King's College London, 67; Mr Tony Benn MP, 74; Mr Marlon Brando, actor, 75; Canon Anthony Caesar, an Extra Chaplain to the Queen, 75; Miss Doris Day, actress and singer, 75; Mr Dennis Farr, former director, Courtauld Institute Galleries, 70; Mr William Gaunt, actor, 62; The Duke of Grafton, conservationist, 80; Herr Helmut Kohl, former German chancellor, 69; Ms Shona McIsaac MP, 39; Mr Eddie Murphy, actor, 38; Sir Martin Nourse, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 67; Mr Charles Nunneley, chairman, National Trust, 62; Sir John Smith, former MP, founder of the Landmark Trust, 76; Miss Jan Sterling, actress, 76; Lt-Cdr Sir Godfrey Style, governor, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation, 84; Mr Francis Tate, former chairman, Tate and Lyle, 86; Sir Malcolm Thornton, former MP, 60; Professor Kathleen Tillotson, scholar and writer, 93; Mr John Virgo, snooker player, 53; Professor Sir Michael Woodruff, surgeon, 88.

TOMORROW: Mr Jonathan Agnew, cricketer, 39; Mr Peter Attenborough, former Headmaster of Charterhouse, 61; Sir John Beith, former diplomat, 85; Mrs Margaret Dupont, former tennis champion, 81; Dr Christopher Fay, chairman and chief executive, Shell UK, 54; Brigadier Anne Field, former Deputy Controller Commandant, WRACS, 73; Mr Jim Fitzpatrick MP, 47; Earl Jellicoe, President, Royal Geographical Society, 81; Mr Nick McCarthy, High Commissioner to Cameroon and ambassador to Gabon, 61; Professor David Melville, chief executive, Further Education Funding Council for England, 56; Mr Barry Reamsbottom, General Secretary, Civil and Public Services Association, 50; Dame Catherine Tizard, former Governor-General of New Zealand, 68; Mr Rudolph Vis MP, 58.

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