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Birthdays

Mr Kenneth Armitage, sculptor, 79; Lady Bingley, former chairman, National Association of Mental Health, 70; Mr Edward Bond, playwright, 61; Mr Richard Branson, founder and chairman, Virgin Group, 45; Mr Dave Cash, disc jockey, 53; Mr Christopher Daykin, Government Actuary, 47; Mr George Doggart, cricket historian, 70; Sir William Doughty, deputy chairman, Britannia Refined Metals, 70; Viscount Esher, former Rector, Royal College of Art, 82; Mr Nick Faldo, golfer, 38; Mr John Fraser, chairman and chief executive, Ciba-Geigy, 64; Senator John Glenn, former astronaut, 74; Mr David Hemery, athlete, 51; Miss Elizabeth Jennings, author, 69; Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly, former Director-General of Intelligence, 80; Mr Dennis Lillee, cricketer, 46; Mr Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, 77; Mr Anthony Miles, publisher, 65; Mr Richard Pasco, actor, 69; Sir Brooks Richards, former diplomat, 77; Sir Robert Speed QC, former Counsel to the Speaker, 90; Dr Martin Stephen, High Master, Manchester Grammar School, 46; Professor Hugh Stephenson, writer and journalist, 57; Sir Jamie Stormonth Darling, former Director, National Trust for Scotland, 77; Mrs Mary Stott, journalist, 88; Dr Basil Weedon, former Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham University, 72; Mr Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet, 62.

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