Birthdays

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TODAY: Professor John Alderson, former Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall, 72; Miss Carroll Baker, actress, 62; Mr Albert Booth, former government minister, 66; Professor Patrick Boulter, President, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 67; Miss Faith Brown, impressionist, 47; Sir Patrick Browne, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 87; Sir Gerald Cash, former Governor-General, the Bahamas, 77; Sir Edward du Cann, former chairman, Lonrho, 70; Mrs Liz Edgar, showjumper, 51; Mr John Eldridge, former chairman, Matthews Wrightson, 75; Mr Robert Evans, chairman, British Gas, 67; Sir Reginald Eyre, solicitor and former MP, 70; Mr Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, 69; Lord Goold, company director and former chairman, Royal Scottish Orchestra, 60; Miss Thora Hird, actress, 78; Miss Sue Holderness, actress, 45; Mr Norman Ireland, chairman, BTR, 67; Miss Rachel Kempson, actress, 84; Professor Gyorgy Ligeti, composer, 71; Sir Patrick McNair-Wilson MP, 65; Mr Frank Middlemass, actor, 75; Mr Raymond Miquel, former chairman, Scottish Sports Council, 63; Sir Philip Otton, High Court judge, 61; Professor Stuart Piggott, archaeologist, 84; Mr Timothy Renton MP, 62; Lord Rippon of Hexham QC, former government minister, 70; Mr Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist, 79; Mr Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, 64; Mr Julian Slade, composer, 64; Sir Gordon Wolstenholme, physician, 81.

TOMORROW: Mr Michael Berkeley, composer and broadcaster, 46; Sir Douglas Black, physician, 81; Mr Christopher Bland, chairman, LWT, 56; Sir Kenneth Couzens, chairman, Credit Lyonnais Capital Markets, 69; Mr Quentin Davies MP, 50; Mr Rupert Everett, actor, 35; Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State, Scottish Office, 49; Lt-Gen Sir Martin Garrod, former Commandant General, Royal Marines, 59; Sir Anthony Grant MP, 69; Miss Linda Esther Gray, opera singer, 46; Sir Robin Haydon, former diplomat, 74; Sir John Herbecq, a Church Commissioner, 72; Sir Trevor Holdsworth, chairman, National Power, 67; Mr Bob Hope, actor and comedian, 91; Lord Huntingfield, former international civil servant, UN, 79; Professor Robert Knox, bacteriologist, 90; Sir James Marjoribanks, former ambassador, 83; The Earl of Morley, Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, 71; Miss Nanette Newman, actress and writer, 55; Mr Terry Pavey, Editor, TV Times, 51; Mr Francis Rossi, rock singer and guitarist, 45; Mr Alwin Schockemohle, showjumper, 57; Mr Doug Scott, mountaineer, 53; Mr Sebastian Shaw, actor, 89; Sir George Terry, former Chief Constable of Sussex, 73; Mr Carl Toms, stage designer, 67; Professor Louis Wain, agricultural scientist, 83; General Sir Richard Worsley, former Quarter Master General, 71; Mr Iannis Xenakis, composer, architect and engineer, 72.

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