Birthdays

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TODAY: Lady Brook, founder, Advisory Centre for Young People, 89; Professor Juliet Cheetham, sociologist, 57; Dame Elizabeth Chesterton, architect, 81; Mr Jaroslav Drobny, former tennis player, 75; Mr Anthony Figgis, ambassador to Austria, 56; Mr Kenneth Griffith, actor, writer and documentary film maker, 75; Mr Robert Heron, former director, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, 69; Mr Jonathan Holborow, editor, the Mail on Sunday, 53; Mr Magnus Magnusson, television quizmaster and writer, 67; Dr John Moffatt, former Provost, The Queen's College, Oxford, 74; Mr Rick Parfitt, guitar player and singer, 48; Vice-Admiral Sir John Parker, 81; Mr Luciano Pavarotti, operatic tenor, 61; Miss Angela Rippon, television presenter, 52; Mr David Threlfall, actor, 43; Mr Michael Verey, merchant banker, 84; Mr Nigel Waterson MP, 46; Sir David White, chairman, Nottingham Health Authority, 67; Mr David Young MP, 66.

TOMORROW: Air Vice-Marshal John Allen-Jones, 87; Sir Thomas Bingham, Master of the Rolls, 63; Mr Roger Carrick, High Commissioner to Australia, 59; Mrs Edwina Currie MP, 50; Miss Laraine Day, actress, 76; Sir Denis Forman, former director, British Film Institute, 79; Sir Leslie Fowden, former director of Rothamsted Experimental Station, 71; Sir Roger Gibbs, chairman, the Wellcome Trust, 62; Mr Anthony Harris, ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, 55; Sir Michael Hutchison, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 63; Mr John Menzies, chairman, John Menzies, 70; Miss Marie Osmond, singer, 37; Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier, 81; Mr Paul Simon, singer and songwriter, 55; Mr John Simpson, chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, 43; Miss Rosemary Anne Sisson, author and scriptwriter, 73; Baroness Thatcher, former prime minister, 71; Mr Mordecai Vanunu, nuclear technician, 42; Mr Peter Vereker, UK Permanent Representative, OECD, Paris, 57; Sir Mark Waller, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 56.

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