Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Paul Barker, writer and broadcaster, 61; Miss Liz Bavidge, president, National Council of Women, 51; Vice-Admiral Sir Stephen Berthon, 74; Mr Ken Biggs, Headmaster, Chew Valley School, 53; Mr Alan Brooker, chairman, Kode International, 65; Miss Antonia Byatt, writer, 60; Mr Charles Causley, poet and broadcaster, 79; Mr Carlo Curley, organist, 44; Sir James Duncan, chairman, Boalloy, 69; Mr Clifford Forsythe MP, 67; Sir Michael Franklin, former senior civil servant, 69; Mr Stephen Fry, actor and writer, 39; Mrs Mildred Gordon MP, 73; Lt-Col Sir John Johnston, former Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, 74; Mr Richard Meale, composer, 64; The Right Rev Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, 64; Sir Graham Swanwick, former High Court judge, 90; Mr John Sykes MP, 40; Mr Sam Torrance, golfer, 43; Mr Hugh Wright, Chief Master, King Edward's School, Birmingham, 58.

TOMORROW: Mr Martin Amis, novelist, 47; Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Armitage, former commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 66; Miss Pamela Armstrong, television presenter, 45; Mr Jonathan Ashley-Smith, conservationist, 50; Mr Sikander Bakht, cricketer, 39; Mr Conrad Black, chairman, The Telegraph plc, 52; Mr Sean Connery, actor, 66; Mr Ross Davidson, actor, 47; Mr Mel Ferrer, actor and director, 79; Sir Malcolm Field, chief executive, W.H. Smith Group, 59; Dr Desmond Flower, author and former chairman, Cassell & Co, 89; Mr Frederick Forsyth, novelist, 58; Mr Andrew Gardner, broadcaster, 64; Professor Peter Gray, Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 70; Viscount Hardinge, banker, 40; Mr Van Johnson, actor, 79; Mr Karl Korte, composer, 68; Sir Andrew Longmore, High Court judge, 52; Sir Donald Logan, former diplomat, 79; Dr Colin Lucas, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, 56; Lord McGregor of Durris, former chairman, Press Complaints Commission, 75; Mr Brian Moore, novelist, 75; Mr Bryan Mosley, actor, 65; Mr Richard Muir, ambassador to Oman, 54; Miss Margaret Rothwell, ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and Burkina, 58; Sir Crispin Tickell, Warden of Green College, Oxford, and vice-president, Royal Geographical Society, 66; Mrs Nancy Trenaman, former Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford, 77; Mr James Wallace MP, 42; Professor Anne Warner, physiologist, 56

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