Birthdays: 2nd & 3rd February

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TODAY: Miss Maev Alexander, actress, 48; Mr George Allan, Headmaster, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, 60; Sir Anthony Alment, obstetrician and gynaecologist, 74; Miss Gillian Ayres, painter, 66; Mr Shelley Berman, comedian, 70; Mr Michael Dickinson, racehorse trainer, 46; Mr Val Doonican, singer, 67; The Earl of Antrim, former Keeper of Conservation, Tate Gallery, 61; Air Chief Marshal Sir John Gingell, former Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, 71; Sir Edgar Keatinge, former MP, 91; Mr Jeremy Kemp, actor, 61; Mr James Michener, novelist, 89; Baroness O'Cathain, former managing director, the Barbican Centre, 58; Miss Elaine Padmore, director, Royal Danish Opera, 49; Brigadier the Hon Dame Mary Pihl, former Director of the WRAC, 80; Lord Sherfield, Chancellor Emeritus, Reading University, 92; Mr Robert Simpson, cricketer and manager, 60; Mr Glen Tetley, choreographer, 70; Mr Frankie Vaughan, singer, 68; Mr Alan Watson, chairman, Corporate Television Networks, 55.

TOMORROW: Mr Peter Allen, broadcaster, 50; Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Ashmore, 75; The Hon Sir Clive Bossom Bt, former MP, 78; Mr Jim Cunningham MP, 55; Dr P.E. Thompson Hancock, specialist in cancer treatment, 92; Lord Haslam, former chairman, British Coal, 73; Mr Russell Hoban, author, 71; The Hon Mrs Ray Michie MP, 62; Mr Stanley Newens, MEP, 66; Sir Michael Nicholson, a Lord Justice of Appeal, Northern Ireland, 63; Dr McIntosh Patrick, painter and etcher, 89; Mr Charles Pollard, Chief Constable, Thames Valley, 51; Mr William Ross MP, 60; Mr Richard Ryder MP, 47; Lord Shawcross QC, former Attorney-General and former Chancellor, Sussex University, 94; Mr John Willan, former managing director, London Philharmonic, 53; Mr Norman Wisdom, actor and comedian, 81; The Most Rev Derek Worlock, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, 76; Sir Christopher Zeeman, former Principal, Hertford College, Oxford, 71.