Birthdays

Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Roger Abel, chairman, Conoco UK, 52; Miss Elizabeth Appleby QC, 53; Mr Michael Brunson, television reporter and newscaster, 55; Mr Kenneth Collins, MEP, 56; Lord Colnbrook, former government minister, 73; Mr Gordon Duggan, High Commissioner to Singapore, 58; Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton, former Controller of the Navy, 61; Mr George Hamilton, actor, 56; Air Marshal Sir Maurice Heath, 86; General Sir Patrick Howard- Dobson, former president, Royal British Legion, 74; Sir Anthony Jolliffe, former Lord Mayor of London, 57; Mr Mark Knopfler, rock guitarist, 46; Mr Norris McWhirter, a founder of the Guinness Book of Records, 70; Sir Robin Nicholson, metallurgist, 61; Lord Renton QC, former government minister, 87; Mr Pete Sampras, tennis player, 24; Mr Peter West, sports commentator, 75; Professor Graham Zellick, Principal, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, 47.

TOMORROW: Miss Sheila Armstrong, soprano, 53; Mr John Beal, actor, 86; Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Beavis, former Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Central Europe, 66; Dr Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, 68; The Rev Leo Chamberlain, Headmaster, Ampleforth College, 55; Mr Roy Evans, trade union leader, 64; Miss Marie Helvin, photographic model, 43; Mr Ben Hogan, golfer, 83; Mrs Madhur Jaffrey, actress and cookery writer, 62; Miss Susan Jameson, actress, 52; Sir Thomas Legg QC, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chamberlain's Department, 60; Sir John Milne, former chairman, Blue Circle Industries and DRG, 71; Lord Oram, former MP, 82; Mr Mark Pyper, Headmaster, Gordonstoun School, 48; Mr Gene Raymond, actor, 87; Lord Sainsbury, joint-president of J. Sainsbury plc, 93; Dr Frederick Sanger, biochemist, 77; Mr George Shearing, pianist, 75; Air Chief Marshal Sir Denis Smallwood, 77; Mr Timothy Wood MP, Comptroller of the Household, 55.

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