Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir William Asscher, Dean, St George's Hospital Medical School, London University, 62; The Very Rev William Baddeley, former rector, St James's, Piccadilly, 79; Dr Wendy Baron, curator, Government Art Collection, 56; Mr Anthony Blond, publisher, 65; Mr Timothy Brooks, Lord- Lieutenant of Leicestershire, 64; Sir Arnold Burgen, former Master, Darwin College, Cambridge, 71; The Right Rev Mario Joseph Conti, Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen, 59; Mr Douglas French MP, 49; Mr John Joubert, composer, 66; Mr Madan Lal, cricketer, 42; Dame Vera Lynn, singer, 76; M Pierre Messmer, former French prime minister, 77; Sir David Montgomery, former chairman, the Forestry Commission, 62; Mr Brian Mulroney, prime minister of Canada, 54; Mr Jeremy Nichols, headmaster, Stowe, 50; Mr Phillip Oppenheim MP, 37; Dr John Rae, former headmaster, Westminster School, 62; Mr Sviatislav Richter, pianist, 78; Sir Mark Saville QC, High Court judge, 57; Sir Harry Solomon, chairman, Hillsdown Holdings, 56; Mr Tim Yeo MP, Under-Secretary of State for Health, 48. TOMORROW: Lord Boston of Faversham QC, former chairman, TVS Entertainment, 63; Mr Peter Brook, theatrical producer, 68; Dr Clark Brundin, director, School of Management Studies, Oxford University, 62; Mr Brian Clough, football manager, 58; Mrs Ann Clwyd MP, 56; Mr Timothy Dalton, actor, 47; Miss Olwen Davies, former headmistress, St Swithun's School, Winchester, 67; Mr Michael Foreman, author and illustrator, 55; Herr Hans-Dietrich Genscher, former German foreign minister, 66; Mrs Llin Golding MP, 60; Professor Richard Hare, professor of philosophy, 74; Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP, Deputy Government Chief Whip, 44; Mr Michael Heseltine MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 60; Mr Antony Hopkins, composer and conductor, 72; Mr Frederic Horne, former Chief Taxing Master of the Supreme Court, 76; Mr Alvin Kallicharran, cricketer, 44; Miss Ann Mackay, soprano, 37; Sir Peter Main, former chairman of Boots, 68; Mr Ved Mehta, blind Indian author and journalist, 59; Baroness Nicol, Opposition spokesman on green issues in the House of Lords, 70; Lord Oaksey, racing journalist and television presenter, 64; Sir John Palmer, former president of the Law Society, 73; Mr Geoffrey Pinnington, former editor of the Sunday People, 74; Mr Ayrton Senna, racing driver, 33; Sir Brian Shaw, chairman, ANZ Grindlays Bank, 60; Mr William Stevenson, Chairman, Waverley Stationery Ltd, 72; Maj-Gen Sir John Swinton, Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire, 68; Sir Stanley Tomlinson, former diplomat, 81; Mr Roger Whittaker, singer and songwriter, 57; Lord Wilson of Langside QC, former Lord Advocate, 77.

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