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Birthdays

Mr Hugh Arbuthnott, ambassador to Denmark, 59; Mrs Anne Armstrong, former US ambassador to Britain, 68; Viscount Astor, former government minister, 44; Mr Christopher Benjamin, actor, 61; Sir Gordon Brunton, company chairman, 74; M Gerard Depardieu, actor, 47; Sir Thomas Devitt, former rugby player and shipbroker, 93; Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, director, Times Newspapers Ltd, 54; Air Chief Marshal Sir Derek Hodgkinson, former Air Secretary, 78; Mr Mick Jones, rock musician, 54; Viscount Knutsford, former South West Regional Director, Barclays Bank, 69; Miss Pat Moss, former rally driver, 61; Professor Donald Northcote, plant biochemist, 74; Mr Mike Pender, rock singer, 53; Sir William Purves, chairman, Midland Bank, 64; Mr Peter Quaife, rock musician, 52; Professor Brinley Rees, classical scholar, 76; Sir Norman Reid, former Director of the Tate Gallery, 80; Dr Edward Salthouse, Master, University College, Durham, 60; Lord Sterling of Plaistow, chairman, P & O, 61; Miss Janet Street-Porter, broadcaster and writer, 49; The Right Rev Michael Turnbull, Bishop of Durham, 60; Brigadier Dame Mary Tyrwhitt, former Director of the WRAC, 92.

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