Birthdays and anniversaries

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Prince Albert of Monaco, 39; Sir Kenneth Alexander, Chancellor, Aberdeen University, 75; Miss Pam Ayres, poet, 50; Professor Sir Michael Berry, research professor, Bristol University, 56; Mr Ian Bruce MP, 50; Mr Michael Caine, actor, 64; Mr Jasper Carrott, comedian, 52; Professor Sir Colin Dollery, former Dean, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, 66; Mr Alan Elliott, chief constable, Cumbria, 55; Lt-Gen Sir Peter Graham, former General Officer Commanding, Scotland, 60; Sir Philip Holland, former MP, 80; Mr Quincy Jones, bandleader, 64; Sir Gavin Laird, chairman, Greater Manchester Buses North, 64; Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe, 75; Mr John McCallum, actor and producer, 79; Lord Marsh, former chairman, Newspaper Publishers' Association, 69; Sir Eric Norris, former diplomat, 79; Mr Bill Owen, actor, 82; Sir Richard Parsons, former ambassador to Sweden, 69; Dame Betty Paterson, former chairman, North West Thames Health Authority, 81; General Paul Rader, General of the Salvation Army, 63; Miss Tessa Sanderson, javelin thrower, 41; Mr William Sillery, Headmaster, Belfast Royal Academy, 56; Mr Anthony Smith, President, Magdalen College, Oxford, 59; Miss Rita Tushingham, actress, 55; Sir Nicholas Wall, High Court judge, 52.


Births: Georg Philipp Telemann, organist and composer, 1681; Johann Strauss the Elder, composer, 1804; Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, 1820; Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, astronomer, 1835; Mrs Isabella Mary Beeton (Mayson), author of household and cookery books, 1836; Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879. Deaths: Admiral John Byng, executed for neglect of duty 1757; John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, admiral of the fleet, 1823; Karl Marx, political philosopher, 1883; William Hale White ("Mark Rutherford"), novelist, 1913; George Eastman, photographic inventor, 1932; Busby Berkeley (William Berkeley Enos), choreographer, 1976; Sir Huw Pyrs Wheldon, broadcaster and administrator, 1986. On this day: the first production of The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, was staged at the Savoy Theatre, London, 1885; the first transatlantic radio broadcast was made, 1925; the New English Bible (New Testament), a new translation, was published in London, 1961. Today is the Feast Day of St Eutychius or Eustathius of Carrhae, St Leobinus or Lubin and St Matilda.