Birthdays

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TODAY: The Princess Royal, 42; Mr Robert Bolt, playwright, 68; Sir Charles Carter, economist, 73; Mr John Childs, cricketer, 41; Mr Jim Dale, actor, 57; Mr Edmund Dell, chairman, Public Finance Foundation, 71; Mr Hans Feibusch, mural painter and sculptor, 94; Mr James Flecker, headmaster, Ardingly College, 53; Mr Lukas Foss, composer, 70; Miss Jenny Hanley, actress, 45; Dame Wendy Hiller, actress, 80; Miss Rita Hunter, soprano, 59; Lord Ingrow, Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, 75; Miss Joan Jefferson, headmistress, St Swithun's School, Winchester, 45; Mr Jack Lynch, former prime minister of the Irish Republic, 75; Sir Patrick Nairne, Chancellor, Essex University, 71; Sir Kenneth Newman, former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 66; Maj-Gen Kenneth Perkins, 66; Mr Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist, 67; Sir Oliver Popplewell, High Court judge, 65; Professor Sir Leon Radzinowicz, criminologist, 86; Lady Jean Rankin, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 87; Mr Martin Redmond MP, 55; Sir Michael Rutter, child psychiatrist, 59; Air Vice-Marshal John de Milt Severne, Extra Equerry to the Queen, 67; Sir Johan Steyn, High Court judge, 60; The Hon William Waldegrave MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 46; Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Wratten, 53.

TOMORROW: Mr Michael Bird, chairman, Varity Holdings, 71; Miss Ann Blyth, actress, 64; The Right Rev Ronald Bowlby, former Bishop of Southwark, 66; Sir Philip Dowson, architect, 68; Mr Ted Drake, footballer, 80; Mr George Galloway, MP, 38; Sir David Gillmore, Head of the Diplomatic Service, 58; Miss Eydie Gorme, singer, 60; Miss Katharine Hamnett, fashion designer, 45; Mr Trevor McDonald, television news presenter, 53; Madonna (Louise Vernon Ciccione), rock singer, 34; Sir Donald Maitland, chairman, Health Education Authority, 70; Mr Tom Maschler, publisher, 59; Mr John Standing (Sir John Leon Bt), actor, 58; Professor William St Clair Symmers, pathologist, 75; Sir James Taylor, mining engineer, 90; Mr Jeff Thomson, cricketer, 42; Mr Arthur Walsh, chairman, Northern Telecom Europe, 66; Sir Geoffrey Warnock, former principal, Hertford College, Oxford, 69; Sir Jack Wellings, former chairman, the 600 Group, 75; Professor Brian Woledge, Emeritus Professor of French, London University, 88.

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