Birthdays: 5th February 1996

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Mr Jack Aspinwall MP, 63; Mr Robert Atkins MP, 50; Mr William Burroughs, novelist, 82; Mr Red Buttons, actor and comedian, 77; Maj-Gen Sir Simon Cooper, Master of HM Household, 60; Mr Ian Findlay, former chairman, Lloyd's, 78; Lord Gibson, former chairman, National Trust, 80; Miss Susan Hill, novelist, 54; Professor Sir Alan Hodgkin, former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, 82; The Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 51; General Sir Geoffrey Howlett, chairman, Services Sound and Vision Corporation, 66; Mr Mark Jones, Director, National Museums of Scotland, 45; Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman, Honeywell, 61; Mr David Martin MP, 51; Sir Andrew Morritt, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 58; Mr Frank Muir, writer and broadcaster, 76; Professor Adam Neville, former Principal and Vice- Chancellor, Dundee University, 73; Miss Charlotte Rampling, actress, 50; The Very Rev Colin Semper, Canon of Westminster, 58; Mrs Clare Short MP, 50; Mr Michael Simpson- Orlebar, former ambassador to Mexico, 64; Mr Arthur Sulzberger, former chairman and publisher, the New York Times, 70; Sir Rodney Sweetnam, former orthopaedic surgeon to the Queen, 69; Lord Williams of Mostyn, a Recorder of the Crown court, 55; Sir Leslie Young, chairman, Hoskins Ltd, 71.