Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Earle Brown, composer, 72; Mr Stephen Brown, ambassador to Korea, 53; Captain George Burnet, Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian, 71; Professor Sir Colin Campbell, Vice- Chancellor, Nottingham University, 54; Sir Christopher Hewetson, former President of the Law Society, 69; Mr Rohan Kanhai, former West Indian cricketer, 63; Mr Eric Kinder, chairman, Smith and Nephew, 71; Professor Thea King, professor, Guildhall School of Music, 73; Miss Jane Lapotaire, actress, 54; Mr David Perry, chairman, John Waddington, 61; Mr Denis Quilley, actor, 71; Mr Richard Skinner, disc jockey, 47.

TOMORROW: Mrs Irene Adams MP, 51; Mr Hugh Arbuthnott, former ambassador to Denmark, 62; Mrs Anne Armstrong, company director and former US ambassador to Britain, 71; Viscount Astor, former government minister, 47; Sir Gordon Brunton, company chairman, 77; M Gerard Depardieu, actor, 50; Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, banking and finance authority, 57; Air Chief Marshal Sir Derek Hodgkinson, former Air Secretary, 81; Mr Mick Jones, rock musician, 57; Viscount Knutsford, former SW Regional Director, Barclays Bank, 72; Miss Pat Moss, former rally driver, 64; Professor Donald Northcote, plant biochemist, 77; Mr Mike Pender, rock singer, 56; Dr Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, President of Mexico, 47; Sir William Purves, chairman, Midland Bank, 67; Mr Peter Quaife, rock musician, 55; Professor Brinley Rees, classical scholar, 79; Sir Norman Reid, former Director of the Tate Gallery, 83; Dr Edward Salthouse, Master, University College, Durham, 63; Lord Sterling of Plaistow, chairman, P & O, 64; Miss Janet Street- Porter, broadcaster, 52; Miss Polly Toynbee, journalist and broadcaster, 52; The Right Rev Michael Turnbull, Bishop of Durham, 63.

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