Birthdays

Miss Jenny Abramsky, Editor, News and Current Affairs, BBC Radio, 47; Miss June Allyson, actress, 76; Mr Christopher Booker, journalist and author, 56; Mr Richard Caldicot, actor, 85; Sir Colin Chandler, chief executive, Vickers plc, 54; Mr Shura Cherkassky, pianist, 82; Mr Joseph Cooper, pianist and broadcaster, 81; Sir Zelman Cowen QC, former Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, 74; Professor Sir Andrew Derbyshire, architect, 70; Professor Harold Dexter, organist, 73; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Fletcher, 77; Dr Mark Girouard, architectural historian, 62; Lord Glenarthur, former government minister, 49; Mr Brian Hoban, former Headmaster of Harrow School, 72; Mr Terence Hodgkinson, Trustee and former Editor, Burlington Magazine, 80; Mr Clive James, critic and television presenter, 54; Mr Thomas Keneally, author, 58; Mr George Kynoch MP, 47; Lt-Gen Sir Derek Lang, soldier and management consultant, 80; Miss Yaltah Menuhin, pianist, 72; Maj-Gen Desmond Smith, company chairman, 82; Sir John Stocker, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 75; Maj-Gen Julian Thompson, 59; Miss Jayne Torvill, ice dance champion, 36; The Most Rev Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town, 62; Sir Colin Walker, chairman, East Anglian Regional Health Authority, 59; Mr Graham Yallop, cricketer, 41; Mr Yo Yo Ma, cellist, 38.
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