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Today: John Charles, one of the greatest Welsh footballers, is 68.

Wednesday: Laffit Pincay Jnr, the American jockey who this month surpassed Willie Shoemaker's record number of winners, was born in 1946. Harvey Smith, one of Britain's outstanding show jumpers (1938). Rugby league's Martin Offiah (1966)

Thursday: Gordon Banks, arguably England's greatest-ever goalkeeper and one of the heroes of 1966, is 62.

Friday: Former French rugby union flanker Jean-Pierre Rives was born in 1952.