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Birthdays: 11th & 12th November


TODAY: Professor Thomas Allibone, physicist, 92; Miss Bibi Andersson, actress, 60; Mrs Jane Barker, finance director, London Stock Exchange, 46; Lord Carr of Hadley, former Home Secretary, 79; Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil, 70; Lord Dainton, Chancellor of Sheffield University, 81; Mr Jonathan Fenby, Editor, South China Morning Post, 53; Mr Roy Fredericks, cricketer and politician, 53; Mr Ron Greenwood, former football manager, 74; Air Marshal Sir Donald Hall, deputy chairman, GEC-Marconi, 65; Sir Martin Jacomb, chairman, British Council, 66; Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Chancellor of Oxford University, 75; Sir Harold Kent QC, Commissary to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral, 92; Mr Rodney Marsh, cricketer, 48; Mr Derek Milton, former High Commissioner to Jamaica and Ambassador to Haiti, 60; Miss Cristina Odone, Editor, Catholic Herald, 35; Dr Indraprasad Patel, economist, 71; Professor Colin Platt, medieval historian, 61; Mr Terence Rooney MP, 45; Mr John Sheffield, former chairman, Norcros, 82; Sir Peter Shepheard, architect, 82; Mr Kurt Vonnegut, novelist, 73; General Sir Walter Walker, former Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe, 83; Miss June Whitfield, actress, 70; Lord Wolfson, chairman, Wolfson Foundation, 68.

TOMORROW: Dame Peggy Fenner MP, 73; Lord Goff of Chieveley, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 69; Dr William Hayes, President, St John's College, Oxford, 65; Dr Joseph Hendron MP, 62; Miss Kim Hunter, actress, 73; Mr John Ingamells, editor, Dictionary of British Visitors to Italy in the 18th Century, 61; Sir Peter Lloyd MP, 58; Miss Jennifer Page, chief executive, Millennium Commission, 51; Miss Stephanie Powers, actress, 52; Sir Charles Sopwith, former Second Counsel to the Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, 90; Miss Jo Stafford, singer, 77; Sir William Sutherland, Chief Constable, Lothian and Borders Police, 62; Prebendary Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans, 84; Mr Neil Young, rock singer and guitarist, 49.