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Birthdays

TODAY: Mr James Brown, singer, composer and musician, 64; Miss Pat Chapman, former Editor, News of the World, 49; Miss Betty Comden, playwright and screenwriter, 78; Mrs Kathy Cook, athlete, 37; Mr Henry Cooper, former heavyweight boxing champion, 63; Sir Graham Day, former chairman, Cadbury Schweppes and PowerGen, 64; Mr Ben Elton, comedian and writer, 38; Sir Russell Fairgrieve, former MP and chairman, Quality Guaranteed, 73; Sir William Glock, music lecturer and critic, 89; Lt-Gen Sir Michael Gray, defence industries adviser, 65; Sir William Gray, former Lord Provost of Glasgow, 69; Lt-Gen Sir Alexander Harley, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, 56; Dr David Harrison, Master, Selwyn College, Cambridge, 67; Professor Ruth Lister, social economist, 48; Mr Eddie Loyden, 74; Col Sir Michael McCorkell, Lord-Lieutenant of County Londonderry, 72; Miss Sheila McKechnie, director, Consumers' Association, 49; Sir Christopher MacRae, High Commissioner to Pakistan, 60; Mr Randle Manwaring, poet and author, 85; Mr Peter Oosterhuis, golfer, 48; Professor Anne Robertson, Roman numismatist, 87; Baroness Seccombe, Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party, 67; Mr Pete Seeger, folk singer, 78; Dr Norbert Singer, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, 66; Mr Norman Thelwell, illustrator and cartoonist, 74; Miss Sandi Toksvig, comedienne, 39; Mr Allan Wells, athlete, 45.

TOMORROW: Mr Frith Banbury, theatrical director, 85; The Rev Professor Charles Barrett, theologian, 80; Mr Michael Barrymore, entertainer, 45; The Right Rev David Farmbrough, former Bishop of Bedford, 68; Sir Stephen Hastings, former MP, 76; Mr Robert Hendrie, ambassador to Uruguay, 59; Mr Brian Innes, jazz musician, 68; Sir Charles Irving, former MP, 74; Mrs Jane Kennedy, 39; The Hon Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd, former MP, 54; Mr Martyn Moxon, cricketer, 37; Mr Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt, 69; Sir Edward Pickering, executive vice-chairman of Times Newspapers, 85; Miss Liz Robertson, actress and singer, 43; Professor Marisa Robles, harpist, 60; Mr Gennadi Rozhdest-vensky, conductor, 66; Mr Edwin Russell, sculptor, 58; Mr Alexander Schouvaloff, former curator, Theatre Museum, 63; Professor Robin Sibson, Vice-Chancellor, Kent University, 53; Sir Norman Siddall, mining engineer, 79; Lord Stoddart of Swindon, former MP and government minister, 71; Mr Eric Sykes, comedian and writer, 74; Miss Gillian Tindall, biographer, novelist and historian, 59; Mr John Watson, racing driver, 51; Professor Basil Yamey, economist, 78.

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