Birthdays

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TODAY: Lord Amery of Lustleigh, former MP, 74; Mr David Andrews, chairman, Gwion Ltd, 60; Miss Ruth Ashton, general secretary, Royal College of Midwives, 54; Mr Robert Bauman, chief executive, SmithKline Beecham, 62; Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, barrister and author, 67; Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, former prime minister, 81; Mr Robert Cohan, dance director, 68; Mr Richard Denning, actor, 79; Miss Maria Ewing, opera singer, 43; Lord Fanshawe of Richmond, former MP, 66; Mr Julian Glover, actor, 58; Sir David Hancock, former senior civil servant, 59; Mr Nick Hawkins MP, 36; Mr Victor Hochhauser, impresario, 70; Mr Geoffrey Parker, High Master, Manchester Grammar School, 60; Lord Plumb, MEP, 68; Mr Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist and conductor, 66; Mr Budd Schulberg, novelist and screenwriter, 79; Sir Richard Sharp, former senior civil servant, 78; Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, 55; Professor Margaret Stacey, sociologist, 71; Mr Frank Taylor, chief constable, Durham, 60; Mr Cyrus Vance, former US Secretary of State, 76; Mr Henry West, former leader, Ulster Unionist Party, 76; Mr Michael York, actor, 51.

TOMORROW: Sir Dirk Bogarde, actor and author, 72; The Hon George Bruce, portrait and landscape painter, 63; Professor Lord Butterfield, former Master, Downing College, Cambridge, 73; Mr Robert Clarke, chairman, United Biscuits, 64; Mr Richard Eyre, artistic director, Royal National Theatre, 50; Mr Robert Harris, actor, 93; Mr Peter Holwell, principal, London University, 57; Lord Hutchinson of Lullington QC, former Recorder of the Crown Court, 78; Lord Judd of Portsea, Labour spokesman on Foreign Affairs, 58; Mr Neil Kinnock MP, former Leader of the Opposition, 51; Mr Raymond Lister, artist and author, 74; Mr Martin Neary, Organist and Master of Choristers, Westminster Abbey, 53; Mr Michael Parkinson, television and radio presenter, 58; Dr Derek Roberts, provost, University College, London, 61; Professor Merton Sandler, chemical pathologist, 67; Lord Shaughnessy, director, Arbor Capital Inc, Toronto, 71; Mr Jack Simmons, cricketer, 52; Sir John Stephenson, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 83; Mr Richard Stilgoe, entertainer and musician, 50; Mr Peter Wilmot-Sitwell, chairman, SG Warburg, 58.

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