Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Anthony Barrowclough QC, former Ombudsman, 71; Mr Jeff Beck, blues and rock guitarist, 51; Viscount Bledisloe QC, 61; Lord Braine of Wheatley, former MP, 81; M Claude Chabrol, film director, 65; Mr Robin Cutler, director-general, Forestry Commission, 61; Mr Garfield Davies, trade union leader, 60; Mrs Anita Desai, novelist, 58; Mr Jack Dunnett, former president, Football League, 73; Professor Kenneth Durrands, former Vice- Chancellor and Rector, Huddersfield University, 66; Mr Juan Manuel Fangio, motor racing champion, 84; Mr Mick Fleetwood, rock musician, 53; Mr Phil Harris, actor and entertainer, 91; Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer and science fiction writer, 80; Miss Betty Jackson, fashion designer, 46; Sir Edward Jackson, former diplomat, 70; Mr John McCormick, controller, BBC Scotland, 51; Mrs Emma McKendrick, headmistress, the Royal School, Bath, 32; Professor John Postgate, microbiologist, 73; Mr Gary Waller MP, 50; Miss Mary Wesley, author, 82; Sir John Whitford, former High Court judge, 82.

TOMORROW: Dame Margaret Anstee, former United Nations Under-Secretary General, 69; Mr Peter Blake, painter, 63; Sir Jack Boles, former director-general, National Trust, 70; Sir Alcon Copisarow, company chairman, 75; Mr Cyril Fletcher, comedian and broadcaster, 82; Mr Derek Foster MP, 58; General Sir Roland Guy, former Chief of Staff, HQ, BAOR, 67; Mr Eddie Large, comedian, 53; Mr Sidney Lumet, film director, 71; Mr Victor Marks, cricketer, 40; Mr Roy Marsden, actor, 54; Mr George Michael, singer, 32; Mr Richard Morgan, Warden, Radley College, Oxford, 55; The Hon Sir Charles Morrison, former MP, and chairman, Game Conservancy Trust, 63; Sir Gerrard Neale, former MP, 54; Mr Howard Newby, novelist, 77; Sir Kenneth Oxford, former Chief Constable, Merseyside Police, 71; Lord Ravensdale (Nicholas Mosley), author, 72; Miss Carly Simon, singer and songwriter, 50; Mr Larry Smith, former trade union leader, 72; M Patrick Tambay, racing driver, 46; Mr Robert Venturi, architect, 70; Mr Moray Watson, actor, 67; Miss Doreen Wells, ballerina, 58; The Rev Keith Wilkinson, Headmaster, Berkhamsted School, 47; Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, former Astronomer Royal, 68.

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