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Birthdays

Major Derek Allhusen, farmer and Olympic equestrian, 82; Sir John Alliott, High Court judge, 64; Dame Elizabeth Anson (Lady Anson), chairman, Association of District Councils of England and Wales, 65; Miss Joan Baez, singer, 55; Mr Hugh Bayley MP, 44; Miss Mary Bennett, former Principal, St Hilda's College, Oxford, 83; Mr Paul Bergne, former ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, 59; Sir Rudolf Bing, founder of the Edinburgh Festival, 94; Mr Ken Brown, golfer, 39; Sir John Buckley, former chairman, Davy Corporation, 83; Mrs Christine Crawley, MEP, 46; Mr Clive Dunn, actor and comedian, 74; Sir Tony Durant MP, 68; Sir Graham Eyre QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 65; Mr Michael Gifford, managing director and chief executive, Rank Organisation, 60; Father Benedict Green, theologian, 72; Mr Terry Hands, theatre and opera director, 55; Mr David Holbrook, author, 73; Mr Leslie Holliday, chairman, John Laing Construction, 75; Mr Raymond Horrocks, chairman, Chloride Group, 66; Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Wolfson Research Professor of the Royal Society, Leicester University, 46; Sir Michael Jenkins, former ambassador to the Netherlands, 60; Mr Simon Jervis, Director, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 53; Mr Herbert Lom, actor, 79; Mr Michael Nicholson, television newscaster and reporter, 59; Sir Harry Ognall QC, High Court judge, 62; Miss Joely Richardson, actress, 31; Mr David Smith, cricketer, 40; Mr Ralph Tubbs, architect, 84; Viscount Ullswater, former government minister, 54; Mr David Walker, High Commissioner to Ghana, 56; The Right Rev Francis West, former Bishop Suffragan of Taunton, 87; Mr Geoffrey Wragg, racehorse trainer, 66; Miss Susannah York, actress, 54.

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