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Birthdays

Lord Attenborough, actor, producer and director, 74; Professor Laing Barden, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, 66; Dr Yvonne Burne, Headmistress, City of London School for Girls, 50; Sir Julius Chan, former prime minister, Papua New Guinea, 58; Mr Michael Clarke, Keeper, National Gallery of Scotland, 45; Mr Robert Cormack, former ambassador to Sweden, 62; Dame Mary Donaldson, former, and first woman Lord Mayor of London, 76; Sir Nigel Foulkes, former chairman, Civil Aviation Authority, 78; Mr Elliott Gould, actor, 59; Mr Thom Gunn, poet, 68; Mr Lenny Henry, comedian, 39; Lord Hussey of North Bradley, former BBC chairman, 74; Miss Angela Huth, writer, 59; Mr Michael Jackson, singer, 39; Lord King of Wartnaby, president of British Airways, 79; Mr Tony Newton, former government minister, 60; Mr Denniss Pinn, former chairman, Alcan Aluminium, 83; Mr Norman Platt, former artistic director and founder of Kent Opera, 77; Mr Greg Pope MP, an Assistant Whip, 37; Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman, N.M. Rothschild & Sons, 66; Mr Frank Roy MP, 39; Ms Geraldine Smith MP, 36; Mr Dick Spring, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, 47.

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