Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Professor Harry Allen, Emeritus Professor of American Studies, University of East Anglia, 79; Mr Mike Atherton, cricketer, 28; Mr Norman Bailey, baritone, 63; Sir Roger Bannister, neurologist and former Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, 67; Mr Wasim Bari, former Pakistan cricketer, 48; Mr Bryan Bass, former Headmaster, City of London School, 62; Mr Alan Bleasdale, playwright, 50; Mr Geoffrey Bush, composer, 76; Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, 43; Mr Barry Cryer, writer and comedian, 61; Professor Patrick Dowling, Vice-Chancellor, Surrey University, 57; Mrs Rosalind Gilmore, former chairman, Building Societies Commission and chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, 59; Mr Peter Godfrey, former senior partner, Ernst and Whinney, 72; Professor Kenneth Gregory, Warden, Goldsmith's College, London, 58; Mr Akira Kurosawa, film director, 86; Sir Geoffrey Leigh, chairman, Allied London Properties, 63; Sir David McNee, former Commissioner, the Metropolitan Police, 71; Mr Michael Manser, architect, 67; Mr Andrew Miller MP, 47; Mr Andrew Mitchell MP, 40; Mr Alfred Morris MP, 68; Mr Michael Nyman, composer, 52; Sir Ralph Perring, former Lord Mayor of London, 91; Sir Desmond Pitcher, chairman, North West Water Group, 61; Mr John Rowe QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 60; Miss Cindy Shelley, actress, 36; Mr Oliver Sherwood, racehorse trainer, 41; Sir Ian Todd, consulting surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 75; Sir Edward Warner, former diplomat, 85; Sir Denis Wright, former diplomat, 85.

TOMORROW: Air Chief Marshal John Allison, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Logistics Command, 53; Mr David Atkinson MP, 56; Mr Roy Berridge, former chairman, South of Scotland Electricity Board, 74; Miss Barbara Daly, make-up artist, 51; Dame Jane Drew, architect, 85; Mr Robert Fox, theatrical producer, 44; Mr James Fox-Andrews QC, former circuit judge, 74; Mr Archie Gemmill, footballer, 49; Mr Richard Giordano, chairman, British Gas, 62; Mr Wilson Harris, novelist, 75; Mr Basharat Hassan, cricket umpire, 52; Professor John Hedgecoe, Emeritus Professor of Photography, Royal College of Art, 59; Mr David Jewell, Master, Haileybury College, 62; Sir John Kendrew, former President, St John's College, Oxford, 79; Miss Sonia Lannaman, athlete, 40; Sir Peter Leslie, former chairman, Commonwealth Development Corporation, 65; Mr Benjamin Luxon, baritone, 59; Mr Patrick Malahide, actor, 51; Sir Peter Meinertzhagen, former general manager, Commonwealth Development Corporation, 76; Mr Gene Nelson, dancer, actor and director, 76; Miss Suzanne Norwood, former circuit judge, 70; Professor Dorothy Severin, Gilmour Professor of Spanish, Liverpool University, 54; Mr Alan Sugar, chairman of Amstrad, 49; Professor Harry Whittington, geologist, 80; Mr Peter Winfield, former senior partner, Healey and Baker, 69.

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