Birthdays

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TODAY: Miss Sheila Armstrong, soprano, 52; Mr John Beal, actor, 85; Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Beavis, former Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Central Europe, 65; Sir John Bunting, former senior civil servant, 76; Dr Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, 67; The Rev Leo Chamberlain, Headmaster, Ampleforth College, 54; Mr Roy Evans, trade-union leader, 63; Miss Marie Helvin, photographic model, 42; Mr Ben Hogan, golfer, 82; Mr Rod Hull, entertainer, 59; Mr Robin Jackman, cricketer, 49; Mrs Madhur Jaffrey, actress and cookery writer, 61; Miss Susan Jameson, actress, 51; Sir John Milne, former chairman, Blue Circle Industries and DRG, 70; Lord Oram, former MP, 81; Mr Gene Raymond, actor, 86; Lord Sainsbury, joint president of the grocery chain, 92; Dr Frederick Sanger, biochemist, 76; George Shearing, pianist, 75; Air Chief Marshal Sir Denis Smallwood, 76; Mr Timothy Wood MP, 54.

TOMORROW: Miss Sarah Brightman, soprano, 33; Mr Ronald Campbell MP, 51; Mr David Crosby, singer, 53; Mrs Jennifer d'Abo, chairman, Moyses Stevens Investments, 49; Mr Fred Davis, snooker player, 81; Mr Buddy Greco, jazz pianist and singer, 68; Dr Keith Hampson MP, 51; Mr David Hopkinson, former chairman, Harrisons and Crossfield, 68; Dom Philip Jebb, former Headmaster, Downside School, 62; Professor Sir Andrew Kay, surgeon, 78; Sir Stuart McKinnon, High Court judge, 56; Sir Robin McLaren, ambassador to China, 60; Lord Mishcon, solicitor, 79; Dr Oliver Neville, consultant to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 65; Mr Frederic Raphael, novelist, 63; Mr Tony Scannell, actor, 49; Sir Ronald Stewart, former chairman, London Brick Co, 91; The Right Rev Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter, 65; Lord Whaddon, chairman, Cambridge Chemical Co, 67; Mr Sydney Wooderson, athlete, 80.

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