Birthdays

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TODAY: Sir Roger Buckley, High Court judge, 58; Miss Carol Burnett, comedienne, 61; The Marquess of Bute, racing driver, 39; Sir Edward Cazalet, High Court judge, 61; Mr Charlie Chester, comedian, 83; Mr David Coleman, sports commentator, 71; Mr Jack Douglas, actor and comedian, 70; Sir Gordon Downey, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, 69; Mr Justin Gosling, former Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 67; Professor Margaret Gowing, scientific historian, 76; Mr Stuart Higgins, Editor, the Sun, 41; Sir James Holt, medieval historian, 75; Sir Robin Jacob, High Court judge, 56; Maj-Gen Harry Knutton, former Director-General, London City and Guilds Institute, 76; Dr Anne McLaren, zoologist, 70; Professor Wilfrid Mellers, composer, 83; Sir Oliver Millar, former Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, 74; Professor Jack Morpurgo, Emeritus Professor of American Literature, Leeds University, 79; Mr Peter Schaufuss, ballet dancer, choreographer and producer, 47; Mr Derek Waring, actor, 67; Mr Morris West, novelist, 81.

TOMORROW: Mlle Anouk Aimee, actress, 65; Professor John Barron, Master, St Peter's College, Oxford, 63; Mr Christopher Battiscombe, diplomat, 57; Mr Pik Botha, former South African government minister, 65; Air Marshal Sir Charles Broughton, 86; Sir Ross Chesterman, former Warden, Goldsmiths' College, 88; Mr Charles de Chassiron, ambassador to Estonia, 49; The Most Rev Lord Eames, Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland, 60; Miss Sheena Easton, singer, 38; Mr Michael Fish, weatherman, 53; The Marquess of Hartington, chairman, British Horseracing Board, 53; Sir Peter Imbert, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 64; The Right Rev Eric Kemp, Bishop of Chichester, 82; Mr Jack Klugman, actor, 76; Sir Harry Melville, former Principal, Queen Mary College, 89; Mr Igor Oistrakh, violinist, 66; Mr Richard Ralph, Governor of the Falkland Islands, 51; Mr Alan Reynolds, painter and printmaker, 71; The Hon Nicholas Serota, Director, the Tate Gallery, 51; Lord Taylor of Gryfe, former chairman, Morgan Grenfell (Scotland), 85; Sir John Thomson, former diplomat, 70.

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