Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Mr Donald Anderson MP, 57; Lord Barber of Tewkesbury, environment consultant, 78; Mr Simon Bowes Lyon, Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, 64; Sir Michael Caine, former chairman, Booker plc, 69; Mr Nicholas Cook, cricketer, 40; Sir William Dale, legal consultant, 90; Sir Edward Downes, conductor, 72; Dr Sir Patrick Duffy, former MP, 76; Mrs Laura Duncan, Sheriff of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, 49; Sir Patrick Fairweather, former ambassador to Italy, 60; Mr Derek Ibbotson, athlete, 64; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Le Cheminant, former Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey, 76; Mr Ken Livingstone MP, 51; Mr Kenneth Loach, film director, 60; Mr Hugh MacMahon, MEP, 58; Mr Barry Manilow, singer, 50; Mr Anthony Marlow MP, 56; Miss Estelle Morris MP, 44; Miss Beryl Reid, actress, 76; Lt-Col Aidan Sprot, farmer and former Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale, 77; Mr Brian Statham, cricketer, 66; Captain Roderick Stirling of Fairburn, Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty and Skye and Lochalsh, 64; Sir Maldwyn Thomas, former president, Welsh Liberal Party, 78; Professor Sir Alan Walters, political economist, 70.


Births: John Wesley, evangelist, 1703; Dean Martin, singer and actor, 1917. Deaths: Dorothy Miller Richardson, novelist, 1957; John Cowper Powys, novelist and poet, 1963. On this day: the American War of Independence began, 1775; apartheid was ended in South Africa, 1991. Today is the Feast Day of St Adolph, St Antidius, St Avitus or Avy of Perche, St Bessarion, Saints Botulph and Adulph, St Emily de Vialar, St Gregory Barbarigo, St Herve or Herveus of Brittany, St Hypatius, St Molling, St Nectan, Saints Nicander and Marcian and St Teresa of Portugal.