Birthdays

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TODAY: The Right Rev John Bickersteth, former Bishop of Bath and Wells, 76; Mr Brian Booth, Rector and chief executive, University of Central Lancashire, 55; Mr Simon Burns MP, 45; Mr Sherban Cantacuzino, former Secretary, Royal Fine Art Commission, 69; Sir Derman Christopherson, former Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 82; Miss Britt Ekland, actress, 54; Sir Andrew Hugh Smith, chairman, Penna plc, 66; Sir John Johnson, former diplomat, 67; Mr Roger Knight, Secretary, MCC, 51; Mr Roger Law, puppeteer, 56; Mr George Mann, cricketer and former chairman, TCCB, 80; Miss Monica Mason, ballerina, 56; Lord O'Hagan, former MEP, 52; Sir Peter Pain, former High Court judge, 84; Sir James Stubblefield, geologist, 96; Miss Jackie Trent, singer and lyricist, 57; Mr Terence Wood, former ambassador to Austria, 61.

TOMORROW: Mr John Baxter, Head Master, Wells Cathedral School, 58; Professor Malcolm Bradbury, teacher and novelist, 65; Lord Charteris of Amisfield, former Provost of Eton, 84; Mr Kevin Curran, cricketer, 38; Mr J. Paul Getty II, philanthropist, 65; Mr Peter Gill, playwright and associate director, Royal National Theatre, 58; Mr Chris Green, former chief executive, English Heritage, 54; Miss Margaret Hampshire, former Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College, 79; Miss Dianne Hayter, chief executive, European Parliamentary Labour Party, 48; Lord Jenkin of Roding, former MP, 71; Mr Elia Kazan, author and film director, 88; Sir Ian Kennedy, High Court judge, 67; Sir Douglas Lovelock, former civil servant, 74; Professor Sir Brian Pippard, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Cambridge University, 77; Mr Michael Robbins, antiquarian and historian, 82; Sir Neil Shields, former chairman, Commission for New Towns, 78; Mr Graham Whetton, composer, 70; Air Marshal Sir John Whitley, 92; Mr Bruce Yardley, cricketer, 50.

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