Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist, 67; Mr Peter Benchley, author, 53; Sir James Blyth, chief executive, Boots, 53; Mr Jack Charlton, football manager, 58; Professor Maurice Cranston, political scientist, 73; Sir Ian Denholm, chairman, Murray Investment Trusts, 66; Viscount Falkland, former chief executive, CT Bowring, 58; Mr Gary Glitter, rock singer, 49; Miss Heather Harper, soprano, 63; Sir Leonard Hoffmann, High Court judge, 59; Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 68; Sir Brian Kellett, chairman, Unigate, 71; Mr David Kendall, chairman, Bunzl, 58; Mr Norman Lamont MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 51; The Right Rev Graham Leonard, former Bishop of London, 72; Miss Felicity Lott, soprano, 46; Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, 79; Vice- Admiral Sir Neville Purvis, Chief of Fleet Support, 57; Dr John Reid MP, 45; Mr Alastair Service, writer and publisher, 60; Air Marshal Sir Michael Simmons, deputy Controller Aircraft, Ministry of Defence, 56; Mr John Snagge, BBC commentator, 89; Sir Ronald Waterhouse, High Court judge, 67; Sir Philip Wilkinson, former deputy chairman, National Westminster Bank, 66.

TOMORROW: Mr Richard Adams, author, 73; Mr Alan Bennett, actor and playwright, 59; Miss Candice Bergen, actress, 47; The Right Rev Cyril Bowles, assistant Bishop, diocese of Gloucester, 77; Mr Frank Chacksfield, arranger and orchestra leader, 79; Dr John Cook, director, Inner Cities Young People's Project, 53; Sir Robin Cooke, president, New Zealand Court of Appeal, 67; Mr Terry Downes, boxer, 57; Mr Arthur English, actor and comedian, 74; Mr Albert Finney, actor and director, 57; Mr Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor, 79; Mr Pancho Gonzales, tennis player, 65; Dr Douglas Guest, organist, 77; Sir Joshua Hassan QC, former chief minister of Gibraltar, 67; Vice- Admiral Sir John Hayes, 80; Sir Geoffrey Holland, permanent secretary, Department for Education, 55; Miss Glenda Jackson MP, 57; Mr Billy Joel, singer, 44; Mr Matthew Kelly, actor and television presenter, 43; Sir Francis Kennedy, former diplomat, 67; General Sir Peter Leng, former Master-General of the Ordnance, 68; Sir Anthony Lloyd, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 64; Mr Gavin Lyall, author, 61; Sir John McDermott, a Lord Justice of Appeal, Northern Ireland, 66; Miss Geraldine McEwan, actress, 61; Professor Alistair MacFarlane, principal, Heriot-Watt University, 62; Sir Philip Mansfield, former diplomat, 67; Dr Roy Massey, organist and Master of the Choristers, Hereford Cathedral, 59; Mr William Olner MP, 51; Sir David Plastow, chairman, Inchcape plc, 61; Mr John Robertson, former deputy chairman, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, 59; Dr Bernard Rose, organist, 77; Miss Joan Sims, actress, 63; Admiral Sir Victor Smith, former chairman, Australian Chiefs of Staff Committee, 80.

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