Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Robert Balchin, chairman, Grant-Maintained Schools Foundation, 51; Miss Lynne Reid Banks, author, 64; Mr Steuart Bedford, conductor, 54; Mrs Evonne Cawley, tennis player, 42; Miss Geraldine Chaplin, actress, 49; Viscount Churchill, investment manager, 59; Mr Steve Cook, cricketer, 40; Sir Trenchard Cox, former director, Victoria & Albert Museum, 88; Mr Brooke Crutchley, former Printer to Cambridge University, 86; Mr Norman Del Mar, conductor, 74; Mr Jonathan Dimbleby, television and radio presenter, 49; Lord James Douglas- Hamilton MP, Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office, 51; Professor Milton Friedman, monetarist authority, 81; Mr Frank Giles, former newspaper editor, 74; Mr Richard Greenbury, chairman and chief executive officer, Marks and Spencer, 57; Sir David Hirst, High Court judge, 68; Lord Inglewood, barrister and MEP, 42; Mr Ralph Koltai, stage designer, 69; Miss Sherry Lansing, former president, 20th-Century Fox, 49; Sir Charles McCullough, High Court judge, 62; Mr Alan Meale MP, 44; Miss Norma Negus, circuit judge, 61; Mr Peter Nichols, playwright, 66; Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas Prickett, 80; Mr Anthony Scrivener QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 58; Professor Robert Steel, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales, 78; Lord Thomas of Gwydir QC, former government minister, 73; Mr Derek Thompson, television sports presenter, 43; Sir Geofroy Tory, former diplomat, 81; Mr Richard Vane MEP, 42.

TOMORROW: Mr Lionel Bart, composer, 63; Viscount Hanworth, barrister, 77; Mr Frank Hauser, theatrical director, 71; Sir William Hayter, former diplomat, 87; Admiral Sir Nigel Henderson, 84; Mr Jack Kramer, tennis champion, 72; Sir Richard Lloyd Jones, permanent secretary, Welsh Office, 60; Professor Monty Losowsky, professor of medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, 62; Maj-Gen Ronald Macdonald, 82; Professor Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, political scientist, 75; Professor Benjamin Roberts, industrial relations expert, 76; Mr Andy Roxburgh, manager, Scotland soccer team, 50; M Yves Saint Laurent, haute couturier, 57; Mr Jeffrey Segal, actor and playwright, 73; Dr Robert Spink MP, 45; The Right Rev Professor Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely, 54; Professor Laurie Taylor, sociologist and broadcaster, 57; Mr Gwyn Ward Thomas, former television director, 70.

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