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Birthdays

TODAY: Professor Colin Adamson-Macedo, engineering and higher education consultant, 74; Mr Nicholas Baker MP, 58; Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Biggs, former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Fleet, 58; Mr Jerry Bock, composer, 68; Mrs Anne Burns, former gliding champion, 81; Mr Maxwell Caulfield, actor, 37; Mr John Cole, former BBC television political editor, 69; Mr John Coulling, former chairman, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 70; Mr Bruce Edgar, cricketer, 40; Col Sir Allan Gilmour, former Lord-Lieutenant of Sutherland, 80; Mr Michael Gough, actor, 79; Mr Shane Gould, swimmer, 41; Sir John Hermon, former Chief Constable, RUC, 68; Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight, formerly UK military representative at Nato, 64; Sir David Lees, chairman, GKN, 60; Mr Christopher Logue, poet and author, 70; Mr Alan Mullery, footballer, 55; Mr Julian Oxley, Director- General, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, 58; Mr Krzysztof Penderecki, composer, 63; Mr Anton Poot, former chairman and managing director, Philips, 67; Lord Prosser, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 62; Miss Diana Quick, actress, 50; Sir Peter Saunders, theatrical producer, 85; Sir Peter Strawson, metaphysical philosopher, 77; Professor John Tarn, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool University, 62; Mr Nigel Tranter, novelist and historian, 87; Lt-Col George West, an Extra Equerry to the Queen, 59.

TOMORROW: Viscount Alanbrooke, 64; Mr David Blakey, Chief Constable, West Mercia, 53; Mr Ian Botham, cricketer, 41; Mr Lynn Chadwick, sculptor, 82; Mr Willy Claes, former Secretary-General of Nato, 58; Mr Billy Connolly, comedian, 54; Miss Beryl Cooper QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 69; Mr Geoffrey Cotterell, author, 77; Mr Patric Dickinson, Richmond Herald of Arms, 46; Miss Elisabeth Fisher, circuit judge, 52; Miss Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress, 83; Miss Susan Gilmore, actress, 42; Miss Sue Higginson, head of the Royal National Theatre Studio, 53; Mr David Kossoff, actor, 77; General Sir Richard Lawson, former Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe, 69; Mr William Michie MP, 61; Professor Sir Claus Moser, Chancellor, Keele University, 74; Mr Charles Osborne, author, 69; Mr Graham Price, rugby footballer, 45; Miss Vivien Saunders, golfer, 50; The Right Rev Frederick Temple, Honorary Assistant Bishop, Bristol, 80; Mr Paul Thorburn, rugby player, 34; Mr Robin Williamson, rock musician, 53.

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