Birthdays

Pope John Paul II, 73; Sir Richard Body MP, 66; Miss Caroline Charles, fashion designer, 51; Mr Boris Christoff, bass opera singer, 79; Mr John Clement, former chairman, Unigate Group, 61; Mr Perry Como, singer, 81; Mr Patrick Cormack MP, 54; Sir Norman Costar, former diplomat, 84; Mr Rodger Davis, golfer, 42; Mr Graham Dilley, cricketer, 34; Professor Sir Anthony Epstein, pathologist, 72; Sir Anthony Fell, former MP, 79; Mr Brian Fletcher, former jockey, 46; Professor Geoffrey Hall, former director, Brighton Polytechnic, 65; Rear-Admiral Peter Hammersley, 65; Lord Hartwell, former chairman and Editor-in-Chief, the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, 82; Mr Keith Hellawell, chief constable, Cleveland, 51; Mr Norman Hepple, painter, 85; Mr David Jamieson MP, 46; Mr George Kitson, former principal, Central School of Speech and Drama, 71; Sir Geoffrey Littler, former senior civil servant, 63; Professor Malcolm Longair, astronomer, 52; Mr Ray Lonnen, actor, 54; Miss Miriam Margolyes, actress, 52; Professor Edward Marsland, former vice-Chancellor, Birmingham University, 70; Mr Fred Perry, tennis champion, 84; Mr Peter Ryan, chief constable, Norfolk, 49; Lord St John of Fawsley, author, barrister and former MP, 64; Lord Schon, former chairman, National Research Development Corporation, 81; Mr Norbert 'Nobby' Stiles, footballer, 51; Mr Rick Wakeman, rock keyboard player and composer, 44; Miss Toyah Willcox, singer and actress, 35; Mr Charles Wintour, former editor, Evening Standard, 76.
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