Birthdays TODAY

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TODAY: Sir Stanley Bailey, former Chief Constable of Northumbria, 69; The Rev Gordon Barritt, former Principal, the National Children's Home, and former president of the Methodist Conference, 75; Lord Belstead, former government minister, 63; Sir Derek Birkin, chairman, RTZ, 66; General Sir Edward Burgess, National President, Royal British Legion, 68; Miss Stephanie Cole, actress, 54; Viscount Cranborne, Lord Privy Seal, 49; Professor Sir Eric Denton, former director, Laboratory of Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, 72; Miss Angie Dickinson, actress, 64; Sir Peter Fawcus, former Commissioner, Bechuanaland, 80; Mr Staffan Gadd, chairman, J.S. Gadd SA, Geneva, 61; Mrs Teresa Gorman MP, 64; Mr Anthony Green, painter, 56; Mr Alan Hacker, clarinettist and conductor, 57; The Right Rev Patrick Harris, Bishop of Southwell, 61; Miss Deborah Kerr, actress, 74; Miss Rula Lenska, actress, 48; Professor Frank Llewellyn-Jones, former Principal, University College of Swansea, 88; Mr Johnny Mathis, singer, 60; Sir Nevill Mott, physicist, 90; Mr Ian Ogilvy, actor, 52; Mr Andrew Palmer, ambassador to the Holy See, 58; Mr John Spiers, publisher and chairman, Brighton Health Care NHS Trust, 54; Mr Stewart Steven, editor, the London Evening Standard, 57; Sir Peter Yarranton, chairman, Sports Partner Ltd, 71.

TOMORROW: Miss Julie Andrews, actress and singer, 60; Mr Moran Caplat, former General Administrator, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 79; Mr Jimmy Carter, former US president, 71; Mr Roy de Courcy Chapman, headmaster, Malvern College, 59; Cardinal Cahal Daly, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, 78; Mr Sandy Gall, television news presenter, 68; Mr John Gray, ambassador to Belgium, 59; Mr John Gunnell MP, 62; Professor Sir Stuart Hampshire, former Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 81; Mr Richard Harris, actor, 62; Major David Jamieson VC, 75; Sir Edwin Jowitt, High Court judge, 66; Mr Graham Leach, radio news foreign correspondent, 47; Mr Thorold Masefield, High Commissioner to Nigeria, 56; Mr Walter Matthau, actor, 75; Mr Peter Nobes, former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, 60; Mr Edward O'Hara MP, 58; Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, educationist, 83; Professor John Reid, Regius Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Glasgow University, 52; Professor Sir Roland Smith, director, Bank of England, 67; The Right Rev David Stancliffe, Bishop of Salisbury, 53; Professor Sir Colin Stansfield Smith, Professor of Architectural Design, Portsmouth University, 63; Sir Robert Telford, life president of Marconi, 80; Professor Jean Thomas, Professor of Macromolecular Biochemistry, Cambridge University, 53; Mr Geoffrey Whitehead, actor, 56; Mr James Whitmore, actor, 74.