Birthdays

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TODAY: Asfa Wossen Haile Selassie, Crown Prince of Ethiopia, 80; Mr Michael Ball, singer, 34; Mr Allan Border, cricketer, 41; Mr Peter Coker, artist, 70; Gp Capt John Cunningham, former Executive Director, British Aerospace, 79; Mr Christopher Dean, skater, 38; Sir Ronald Dearing, former chairman of the Post Office, 66; Miss Jo Durie, tennis player, 36; Dame Mary Green, former Headmistress, Kidbrooke School, 83; Mr Jack Higgins (Harry Patterson), novelist, 67; Lord Jenkins of Putney, former government minister, 88; Professor James McGee, Professor of Morbid Anatomy, Oxford University, 57; Sir James Munn, university commissioner, 76; Sir Denis Rickett, former senior civil servant, 89; Baroness Williams of Crosby, former President, Social Democratic Party, 66.

TOMORROW: Dr Baruch Blumberg, former Master of Balliol College, Oxford, 71; Professor Brian Clarkson, former Principal, University College of Swansea, 66; Professor Sir Frederick Crawford, Vice- Chancellor, Aston University, 65; Professor Robert Curran, pathologist, 75; Sir Horace Cutler, former leader of the GLC, 84; Sir Kenneth Durham, former chairman, Kingfisher, 72; Mr Ian Grant, chairman, Scottish Tourist Board, 53; Sir Peter Green, former chairman, Lloyd's, 72; Mr Robert Henderson, former chairman, Ulster Television, 67; Mr Keith Hill MP, 53; Sir Maurice Holmes, former chairman, London Transport, 85; Sir Gerald Hosker, HM Procurator General, 63; Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Western Europe, 57; Mr Brian Johnson, former Chief Constable, Lancashire, 64; Sir Russell Johnston MP, 64; Mr Ian McCaskill, television weatherman, 58; Dame Rosemary Murray, former Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University, 83; Mr Riccardo Muti, conductor, 55; Sir David Naish, President, National Farmers' Union, 56; Mr David Pearson, former deputy chairman, Robert Fleming Holdings, 65; Judge Malcolm Potter, circuit judge, 64; Sir Garry Sobers, cricketer, 60; Miss Prunella Stack, president, Women's League of Health and Beauty, 82; Mr Kenneth Stewart, MEP, 71; Mr Murray Stuart, chairman, Scottish Power, 63; Mr Phil Walker, Editor, Daily Star, 52.

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