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Birthdays

King Harald V of Norway, 59; Sir John Bourn, Comptroller and Auditor General, 62; Professor Ruth Bowden, anatomist, 81; Mr Simon Coombs MP, 49; Miss Jilly Cooper, author and journalist, 59; M Hubert de Givenchy, fashion designer, 69; Mr Leslie Durbin, silversmith, 83; Dame Janet Fookes MP, 60; Sir John Goulden, UK Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Council, 55; Sir Carron Greig, Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen, 71; Sir Michael Grylls MP, 62; Sir Conrad Heron, former senior civil servant, 80; Sir Reginald Hibbert, former ambassador to France, 74; Sir John McGregor Hill, former chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 75; Lord Hunter, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 83; Mr Peter McEnery, actor, 56; Mr Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, 72; Professor Sir Rupert Myers, Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy, University of New South Wales, 75; General Sir Robert Pascoe, former Adjutant-General, 64; Sir Ashley Ponsonby, Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, 75; Professor John Prescott, Principal, Wye College, London University, 59; Lt-Gen Sir John Richards, former marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, 69; Mr Alan Rickman, actor, 50; Professor Frederick Rimmer, Emeritus Professor of Music, Glasgow University, 82; Miss Nina Simone, singer, 62; Mr Richard Turner-Warwick, surgeon and urologist, 71; Professor Leslie Wagner, Principal and Chief Executive, Leeds Metropolitan University, 53; Mr David Wood, actor and playwright, 52.

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