Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman and managing director, JC Bamford, 48; Mr Johnny Carson, television presenter, 68; Mr George Cohen, footballer, 54; Major Edwina Coven, HM Lieutenant, City of London, 72; Mr John Craven, chairman, Morgan Grenfell, 53; Miss Maggi Hambling, artist, 48; Lord Hunt of Tanworth, former Secretary of the Cabinet, 74; Sir Archie Lamb, former diplomat, 72; Professor Sir Frank Lawton, Emeritus Professor of Operative Dental Surgery, Liverpool University, 78; Mr Iverach McDonald, former Associate Editor, the Times, 85; Pele, footballer, 53; Lord Remnant, chairman, National Provident Institution, 63; Sir Ralph Riley, former deputy chairman, Agriculture and Food Research Council, 69; Miss Anita Roddick, founder and proprietor of the Body Shop, 51; Mr George Rylands CH, Shakespearean scholar, 91; The Earl of Shannon, former Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 69; Baroness Trumpington, government whip, 71; Baroness Young, former Minister of State, Foreign Office, 67.

TOMORROW: Mr Nick Ainger MP, 44; Sir Geoffrey Bateman, ear, nose and throat surgeon, 87; Mr Phil Bennett, rugby player, 45; Mr Luciano Berio, conductor and composer, 68; Miss Lesley Bidstrup, industrial disease specialist, 77; Sir John Blelloch, former Permanent Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, 63; Rear-Admiral John Carlill, former Secretary, Engineering Council, 68; Mr David Cope, Master of Marlborough College, 49; Professor George Crumb, composer, 64; Mr Barry Davies, television sports commentator, 53; Sir Robin Day, broadcaster, 70; Mr Frank Delaney, broadcaster, 51; Capt Thomas Dunne, Lord-Lieutenant, County of Hereford and Worcester, 60; The Earl of Gainsborough, former President, Association of District Councils, 70; Professor Peter Gellhorn, composer, conductor and director, 81; Col Sir John Gilmour, former Lord-Lieutenant of Fife, 81; Mrs Mildred Gordon MP, 70; Air Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, Chief of the Air Staff, 55; Sir Ralph Halpern, former chairman, Burton Group, 55; Mr Wally Herbert, Arctic explorer, 59; Professor Dame Elizabeth Hill, Emeritus Professor of Slavonic Studies, Cambridge University, 93; Miss Sena Jurinac, soprano, 72; Sir Alan Neale, former senior civil servant, 75; Sir Fred Pontin, holiday camp founder, 87; Professor W. Lindford Rees, psychiatrist, 79; Mr Allan Rogers MP, 61; Mr Clifford Rose, actor, 64; Sir Robert Sainsbury, joint president, J. Sainsbury plc, 87; The Marquess of Salisbury, former MP, 77; Mr Paddy Tipping MP, 44; Mr Bill Wyman, rock guitarist, 57.

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