Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Frank Allaun, journalist and former MP, 80; Mr Paddy Ashdown, MP, leader, Liberal Democrats, 52; The Marquess of Bute, Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute, 60; Mr Tom Chadbon, actor, 47; Viscount Cowdray, president, Pearson plc, 83; Mr Peter De Vries, novelist, 83; Sir Peter Emery MP, 67; Sir Berkeley Gage, former ambassador, 89; Viscount Head, former racehorse trainer, 56; Mr Alan Jinkinson, general secretary, Nalgo, 58; Mr Mervyn Jones, author, 71; Sir Hugh Leggatt, fine art specialist, 68; Mr Edward Lucie-Smith, poet and critic, 60; Mr Geoffrey Maitland Smith, chairman, Sears plc, 60; Mr Ralph Nader, author and consumer activist, 59; Rabbi Julia Neuberger, 43; Mr Graeme Pollock, cricketer, 49; Mr Alberto Remedios, operatic singer, 58; Sir Algernon Rumbold, former overseas High Commissioner, 87; Mr Gene Sarazen, golfer, 91; Professor Roger Scruton, Professor of Aesthetics, Birkbeck College, London, 49; Mr Magnus MacDonald Shearer, Lord-Lieutenant of Shetland, 69; Miss Antoinette Sibley, prima ballerina, 54; Sir Andrew Sloan, former chief constable of Strathclyde, 62; Mr Kenzo Takada, fashion designer, 54; Miss Elizabeth Taylor, actress, 61; Air Marshal Sir Sandy Wilson, Commander-in-Chief, RAF Germany, 52; Miss Joanne Woodward, actress, 63; Lord Young of Graffham, executive chairman, Cable and Wireless, 61.

TOMORROW: Mr Peter Alliss, golfer and television commentator, 62; Sir Peter Baxendell, former chairman, Hawker Siddeley, 68; Mis Stephanie Beacham, actress, 44; Mr Alfred Burke, actor, 75; Dr Denis Burkitt, surgeon and cancer researcher, 82; Mr John Carson, actor, 66; Field Marshal Sir James Cassels, 86; Mr Robin Cook MP, 47; Mr Barry Fantoni, novelist, cartoonist and jazz musician, 53; Maj-Gen Edwin Foxton, 79; Mr Tristan Garel-Jones MP, Minister of State, Foreign Office, 52; Mrs Helen Grindrod QC, Crown Court Recorder, 57; Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, film producer, 89; Admiral Sir Peter Herbert, chairman, SSAFA, 64; Maj-Gen Michael Hobbs, director, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, 56; Professor John Irvine, physicist, principal and Vice-Chancellor, Aberdeen University, 54; Professor Thomas Kempner, professor emeritus of business studies, Brunel University, 63; Mr Barry McGuigan, boxer, 32; Mr George Malcolm, musician, 76; Mr Martin Marriott, former headmaster, Canford School, 61; Mr Brian Moore, football commentator, 61; Professor Linus Pauling, chemist, 92; Mr Robin Phillips, actor and director, 51; Sir Ronald Radford, former chairman, Customs and Excise, 77; Professor Sir Stephen Spender, poet and critic, 84; Sir John Swire, Honorary President, John Swire and Sons, 66; Sir Brian Urquhart, former United Nations official, 74; Vice-Admiral Sir James Weatherall, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, 57; Sir Michael Young-Herries, former chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, 70.

29 FEBRUARY: Mr Joss Ackland, actor, 65; Mr Mario Andretti, grand prix driver, 53; Sir David Beattie, former Governor General of New Zealand, 69; Mr Gretchen Christopher, rock singer, 53; Shri Morarji Desai, former Indian prime minister, 97; Baroness Dunn, former chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 53; Mr Anthony Lingard, former director-general, St John Ambulance Association, 77; Mr Alan Loveday, violinist, 65; Mlle Michele Morgan, actress, 73; Mr Albert Welling, actor, 41.

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