Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Paul Allaire, chairman, Xerox Corporation, 59; Dr Heather Angel, author and wildlife photographer, 56; The Rev Dom Aidan Bellenger, Director of Historical Research, Downside Abbey, 47; Sir Nigel Broackes, Hon President, Trafalgar House, 63; Sir Andrew Buchanan, Lord- Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, 60; Mr Andrew Burns, deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 54; Mr John Burrow, chief constable, Essex, 62; Dame Joyce Daws, thoracic surgeon, 72; Sir Stephen Egerton, former ambassador to Italy, 65; Miss Buchi Emecheta, author and lecturer, 53; Mr Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), rock singer and songwriter, 49; Mr Norman Jewison, film director, 71; Sir Kirby Laing, former chairman, Laing Properties, 81; Mr Leigh Lawrence, actor, 54; Dr Jonathan Miller, television, film and theatre director, 63; Maj-Gen the Duke of Norfolk KG, 82; Mr Bill Pertwee, actor, 71; Mr Julian Pettifer, broadcaster, 62; Lieut-Gen Sir Steuart Pringle, former Commandant General, Royal Marines, 69; Mr Karel Reisz, film director, 71; Mr Barry Richards, cricketer, 52; Mr Michael St John Parker, headmaster, Abingdon School, 56; Mr Lloyd Barnaby Smith, ambassador to Nepal, 52; Miss Kay Starr, singer, 75; Mr Isaac Stern, violinist, 77; Mr Dennis Trevelyan, former principal, Mansfield College, Oxford, 68; Mr Robin Williams, actor and comedian, 45; Sir Ian Wood, chairman and managing director, John Wood Group, 55.

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