Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Antony Acland, Provost of Eton and former diplomat, 64; Dr Giovanni Agnelli, chairman, Fiat SpA, 73; Mr Rudolph Agnew, former group chief executive, Consolidated Gold Fields, 60; Mr Edward Albee, playwright, 66; Mr Ronald Alley, artist and former Keeper of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, 68; Mrs Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health, 46; Mr Norbert Brainin, solo violinist, 71; Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Director of the Royal Collection, 63; Mr Willie Duggan, rugby player, 44; Mr John Gross, writer and editor, 59; Mr Norman Hogg MP, 56; Mr Philip Jones, Principal, Trinity College of Music, London, 66; Mr Anthony Loehnis, a former vice-chairman of SG Warburg & Co, 58; Mr David Mellor QC MP, 45; Miss Liza Minnelli, actress and singer, 48; Mr David Mlinaric, interior decorator, 55; Mr Roland Moyle, barrister and former government minister, 66; Sir Tom Normanton, former MP, 77; Mr Patrick Procktor, painter, 58; Mr Rod Richards MP, 47; Mr Ralph Shapey, composer and conductor, 73; Viscount Trenchard, director, Kleinwort Benson, 43; Miss Gudrun Ure, actress, 68; Miss Elizabeth Vaughan, operatic soprano, 57; Mr Paul Way, golfer, 31; Mr David Oliver Williams, former General Secretary, COHSE, 68; Mr David Wilmot, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police, 51; Miss Googie Withers, actress, 77.

TOMORROW: Miss Valerie Amos, chief executive, Equal Opportunities Commission, 40; Mr Walter Annenberg, publisher and former ambassador to Britain, 86; Sir Gordon Borrie QC, former Director-General of Fair Trading, 63; Mr Terence Brady, playwright, novelist and actor, 55; Sir Terence Burns, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, 50; Lord Butterworth, former Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University, 76; Sir Michael Checkland, former Director-General of the BBC, 58; Miss Lesley Collier, ballet dancer, 47; Mr Christopher Gable, actor and ballet dancer, 54; Sir Robert Mark, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 77; Mr James Marshall MP, 53; Sir Henry Nevile, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, 74; Miss Tessie O'Shea, actress and entertainer, 76; Air Commodore Helen Renton, former director, WRAF, 63; Mr Neil Sedaka, songwriter and singer, 55; Mr Jim Slater, author and former chairman, Slater Walker Securities, 65; Mr Peter Viggers MP, 56; Maj-Gen Ashton Wade, 96.

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