Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Raymond Appleyard, biologist, 74; Mr Robin Bailey, actor, 77; Mr John Bridgeman, Director-General of Fair Trading, 52; Professor Sir Malcolm Brown, geologist, 71; Mr Alastair Chisholm of Chisholm, Chief of the Clan Chisholm, 76; Miss Diane Cilento, actress, 63; Mr Ray Clemence, footballer, 48; Miss Stephanie Cole, actress, 55; The Most Rev Joseph Cunnane, former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam, 83; Miss Laura Davies, golfer, 33; Mr Sebastian de Ferranti, former chairman, Ferranti, 69; Sir John Dent, former chairman, Civil Aviation Authority, 73; Mr Bob Geldof, rock singer, 42; The Right Rev Robert Hardy, Bishop of Lincoln, 60; Mr Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic, 60; Lord Holderness, former government minister, 76; Miss Glynis Johns, actress, 73; Mr Robert Kee, author and broadcaster, 77; Miss Barbara Kelly, actress and broadcaster, 72; Mr Herbert Kretzmer, journalist and lyricist, 71; Mrs Kate Losinka, former trade union leader, 72; Mr David Mellor, silversmith and designer, 66; Mr Bruce Millan, a former Commissioner of the European Communities, 69; Sir Edward Peck, former British ambassador to Nato, 81; Sir Douglas Ranger, otolaryngologist, 80; Mr Adrian Sindall, ambassador to Syria, 59; Mr Timothy Smith MP, 49; Sir Richard Thompson Bt, former MP, 84; Mr Adair Turner, Director General, Confederation of British Industry, 41; Mr Dave Watson, footballer, 50.

TOMORROW: Mr Jarvis Astaire, deputy chairman, Wembley Stadium, 73; Mr Richie Benaud, cricket commentator, 66; Sir Alfred Blake, former director of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, 81; Mr Graham Boyce, Ambassador to Kuwait, 51; Mr Melvyn Bragg, writer and television presenter, 57; Mr William Buford, former Editor, Granta, 42; Mr Richard Caborn MP, 53; Baroness Castle of Blackburn, former MP and MEP, 86; Maj-Gen Patrick Cordingley, GOC Second Division, 52; Lord Cullen of Ashbourne, a Lieutenant of the City of London, 84; Lord Donaldson of Lymington, former Master of the Rolls, 76; Mr Kevin Godley, television and video director, and former musician, 51; Mr Tony Greig, cricketer, 50; Dr Thor Heyerdahl, explorer and anthropologist, 82; Mr Tommy Lawton, footballer, 77; Mr David Maland, barrister and former High Master of Manchester Grammar School, 67; Miss Helen Wills Moody (Roark), former tennis player, 91; Mr Clive Rees, rugby international, 45; Admiral Sir Derek Reffell, former Governor of Gibraltar, 68; Captain Julia Simpson, Chief Naval Officer for Women in the Royal Navy, 54; Sir William Stabb QC, former circuit judge, 83; Field Marshal Sir John Stanier, former Chief of the General Staff, 71.

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