Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Robert Atkins MP, Minister of State, Northern Ireland, 48; Mr William Burroughs, novelist, 80; Mr Red Buttons, actor and comedian, 75; Maj-Gen Sir Simon Cooper, Master of the Queen's Household, 58; Mr Ian Findlay, former chairman, Lloyd's, 76; Lord Gibson, former chairman, National Trust, 78; Miss Susan Hill, novelist and playwright, 52; Professor Sir Alan Hodgkin, former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, 80; The Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 49; General Sir Geoffrey Howlett, chairman, Leonard Cheshire Foundation, 64; Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman, Honeywell, 59; Wing Cdr Roderick Learoyd VC, 81; Mr David Martin MP, 49; Sir Andrew Morritt, High Court judge, 56; Mr Frank Muir, writer and broadcaster, 74; Mr John Nettleton, actor, 65; Professor Adam Neville, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 71; Miss Charlotte Rampling, actress, 48; The Very Rev Colin Semper, Canon of Westminster, 56; Mrs Clare Short MP, 48; Mr Michael Simpson-Orlebar, former ambassador to Mexico, 62; Mr Arthur Sulzberger, former chairman and publisher, New York Times, 68; Sir Rodney Sweetnam, former orthopaedic surgeon to the Queen, 67; Mr David Turner, cricketer, 45; Lord Williams of Mostyn, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 53; Sir Leslie Young, chairman, Hoskins Ltd, 69.

TOMORROW: Mr Mike Batt, composer and arranger, 44; Rabbi Lionel Blue, broadcaster, 64; Mr Nicholas Brett, Editor, Radio Times, 44; Sir Denys Buckley, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 88; Mr Peter Cadbury, former company chairman, 76; Mr Leslie Crowther, comedian and television presenter, 61; Miss Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress, 74; Mr Louis Heren, journalist and author, 75; Dr Christopher Hill, former Master, Balliol College, Oxford, 82; Miss Gayle Hunnicutt, actress, 51; Professor Nevil Johnson, Reader in the Comparative Study of Institutions, Oxford, 65; Mr Patrick McNee, actor, 72; Mr George Mudie MP, 49; Mr Denis Norden, writer and broadcaster, 72; Mr Manuel Orantes, tennis player, 45; Mr Ronald Reagan, former US President, 83; Lord Roskill, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 83; Mr Mark Sheldon, solicitor, and former president, Law Society of England and Wales, 63; Mr Jimmy Tarbuck, comedian, 54; Mr Rip Torn, actor and film director, 63; Mr Fred Trueman, former England cricketer, 63; Mr Keith Waterhouse, writer, 65; Mr Billy Wright, former England football captain, 70.

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