Birthdays

TODAY: M Charles Aznavour, singer, 69; Mr Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, 62; Mr Richard Benjamin, actor, 55; Mr George Best, former footballer, 47; Miss Cheryl Campbell, actress, 44; Mr Menzies Campbell MP, 52; Miss Jean Challis, radio presenter, 59; Viscount Dunrossil, former Governor of Bermuda, 67; The Right Rev Douglas Feaver, former Bishop of Peterborough, 79; Mr Maurice Griffiths, yachtsman, 91; Dr Desmond Hawkins, president, Hughes Hall, Cambridge, 70; Professor Sir William Hawthorne, former Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 80; Sir Edwin Leather, writer and broadcaster, former Governor of Bermuda, 74; Mr Hew Lorimer, sculptor, 86; Viscount Marchwood, managing director, Moet & Chandon (London), 57; Mr Paul Mariner, footballer, 40; Mr Victor Montagu, former MP, 87; Sir Alan Pullinger, former chairman, Haden Carrier, 80; Mrs Betty Williams, joint Nobel Peace prize-winner, 50; Mr Ernest Wistrich, former director, European Movement, 70.

TOMORROW: Sir David Barran, former chairman, Midland Bank, 81; Mrs Juliet Campbell, Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, 58; Sir Hugh Casson CH, architect, 83; Miss Rosemary Clooney, singer, 65; Miss Joan Collins, actress, 60; Mr Denis Compton, author and former cricketer, 75; Sir Samuel Curran, former Vice-Chancellor, Strathclyde University, 81; Mr Nigel Davenport, actor and trade unionist, 65; Dr Alec Dickson, founder, VSO, 79; The Very Rev John Drury, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 57; Dr Walter Eltis, Chief Economic Adviser to the President of the Board of Trade, 60; Miss Betty Garrett, actress, 74; Mr Malcolm Gill, deputy head, Banking Department, Bank for International Settlements, 59; Mr Marius Goring, actor, 81; Maj-Gen Ian Graeme, 80; Lord Grenfell, Head of External Affairs, European Office, World Bank, 58; Mr Anatoly Karpov, chess player, 42; Sir Peter Kenilorea, former prime minister, Solomon Islands, 50; Mr James Lester MP, 61; Sir John Lyons, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 61; Mr Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician, 72; Mr Michael McCrum, Master of Corpus Christi, Cambridge, 69; Lady Olga Maitland MP, 49; Mr John Newcombe, tennis player, 49; Mr Peter Preston, editor of the Guardian, 55; Mr Robert Sangster, racehorse owner and breeder, 57; Mr Artie Shaw, clarinettist and bandleader, 83; Mr John Stevens, MEP, 38; Sir Sanderson Temple, former circuit judge, 72.

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