Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Toby Balding, racehorse trainer, 59; Mr Ray Charles, rhythm and blues singer, 65; Baroness David, former government Whip, 82; Mr Julio Iglesias, musician, 52; Mr Richard Lambert, Editor, Financial Times, 51; Sir Gordon Linacre, president, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, 75; Dr Brian Lloyd, chairman of directors, Oxford Gallery, 75; Mrs Genista McIntosh, executive director, Royal National Theatre, 49; The Right Rev Michael Manktelow, former Bishop of Basingstoke, 68; Mr Larry Mize, golfer, 37; Mr Mickey Rooney, film actor, 75; Mr Bruce Springsteen, singer and songwriter, 46; Mr Jeff Squire, rugby footballer, 44; Admiral Sir John Treacher, director, Meggitt plc, 71; Mr John Wilkinson MP, 55; Mr Nicholas Witchell, television news presenter, 42.

TOMORROW: Miss Svetlana Beriozova, former ballerina, 63; Sir Mervyn Brown, former diplomat, 72; Professor Geoffrey Burbidge, astronomer, 70; Professor Terence Burlin, Rector, University of Westminster, 64; Sir Seymour Egerton, former chairman, Coutts Bank, 80; Vice-Admiral Sir Alan Grose, 58; Professor Richard Hoggart, author and former warden of Goldsmiths' College, London, 77; Mrs Catherine Hughes, Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, 62; Mr Robert Jackson MP, 49; Sir David Lane, former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, 73; Mr Robert Lang, actor and director, 61; Air Marshal Sir John Lapsley, 79; Mrs Linda McCartney, photographer, 54; Mr Gerry Marsden, rock musician, 53; Professor Bernard Nevill, textile designer, 61; Mr Richard Northcott, film producer, 48; Mr Richard Spring MP, 49; Mr Lawrence Urquhart, chairman and chief executive, Burmah Castrol, 60; Sir Jean-Pierre Warner, former High Court judge, 71.

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