Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Antony Abell, former Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod, 87; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore, former Chief of Naval Staff, 74; Miss Anna Carteret, actress, 51; Mr Sylvester Clarke, cricketer, 38; Lord Elliott of Morpeth, former MP and government minister, 73; Sir Robert Fellowes, Private Secretary to the Queen, 52; Mr David Gates, singer, 53; Sir Robert Grieve, Professor Emeritus, Glasgow University, 83; Mr Jermaine Jackson, rock singer, 39; Miss Brenda Lee, rock singer, 49; Mr Cliff Michelmore, television producer and broadcaster, 74; Mr Wilfrid Newton, chairman, London Regional Transport, 65; Mr David Plowright, former chairman, Granada Television, 63; Mr Carlo Ponti, film director and producer, 80; Mr Patrick Reyntiens, designer and artist in stained glass, 68; Mr Raymond Robertson MP, 34; Mr Gilbert Roland, actor, 88; Sir Francis Sandilands, former chairman, Commercial Union Assurance, 80; Mr Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author, 75; Miss Sarah Spencer, former General Secretary, National Council for Civil Liberties, 41; Miss Sheila Walker, former Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides, 76; Mr Charles Younger, former director, William Younger & Co, 85.

TOMORROW: Miss Tracy Austin, tennis player, 33; Mr Lionel Blair, dancer and entertainer, 62; Maj-Gen Sir Rupert Brazier- Creagh, former Director of Staff Duties, War Office, 84; Mr Will Carling, England rugby captain, 28; Miss Denise Coffey, actress, 57; Mr Jasper Conran, fashion designer, 34; Mr Kenneth Cranham, actor, 49; The Hon Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, 63; Mr William Ebbert, chairman and managing director, Vauxhall Motors, 51; Mr Emerson Fittipaldi, racing driver, 47; Miss Connie Francis, singer, 55; Mr Roy Grantham, former national secretary, Apex, 67; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill, former director, WRAAF, 78; Mr Philip Ledger, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 56; Mr Christopher Mullin MP, 46; Mr John Osborne, playwright, 64; Mr Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 78; Mr Clive Thornton, chairman, Universe Publications, 64; The Right Rev John Wakeling, former Bishop of Southwell, 75; Miss Dionne Warwick, singer, 52.

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