Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Milton Babbitt, composer, 81; Mr Win Bischoff, chairman, Schroders, 56; Mrs Barbara Taylor Bradford, author, 64; Mr William Cash, MP, 57; Sir Brian Corby, former chairman, Prudential Corporation, 68; Maj-Gen Peter Davies, Director General, RSPCA, 59; Maj-Gen Edward Fursdon, defence consultant, 72; Sir Edward Gardner QC, 85; Sir Basil Kelly, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, Northern Ireland, 77; Miss June Knox-Mawer, radio presenter, 67; Lady Lucinda Lambton (Lady Worsthorne), writer, broadcaster and photographer, 54; Mr Richard Lavers, ambassador to Ecuador, 50; Sir John Laws, High Court judge, 52; Miss Maureen Lipman, actress, 51; Sir William Lithgow, industrialist and farmer, 63; Lord Milligan, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 63; Lt-Gen Sir Anthony Mullens, former deputy Chief of Defence Staff, 61; Lord Mustill, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 66; Sir David Orr, Chancellor, Queen's University of Belfast, 75; Sir Angus Paton, civil engineer, 92; Mr Bruce Raymond, jockey, 54; Mr Michael Shea, author, 59; Lord Smith, consulting surgeon, 83; Sir Denis Thatcher Bt, businessman, 82.

TOMORROW: Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Anson, 68; Sir Edgar Beck, president, John Mowlem, 86; Lady Rachel Billington, writer, 55; Sir Rhodes Boyson, 72; Mr Eric Burdon, rock musician, 56; Professor Michael Hamlin, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 67; Sir Ernest Harrison, chairman, Racal Electronics, 71; Professor Antony Hewish, radio astronomer, 73; Sir Anthony Hollis, High Court judge, 70; Sir Robert Hunt, former chairman, Dowty, 79; Sir Gordon Langley, High Court judge, 54; Brigadier Joan Moriarty, former matron-in-chief, Army Nursing Services, 74; Mr John Parrott, snooker player, 33; Mr Jeremy Paxman, television presenter and reporter, 47; Sir Ian Percival QC, former Solicitor-General, 76; Mr Ian Redpath, cricketer, 56; Miss Natasha Richardson, actress, 34; Mr Mort Sahl, comedian, 70; Mr Mike Sleman, rugby player, 46; Miss Judith Weir, composer, 43; The Hon C.M. Woodhouse, historian, 80.

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