Birthdays

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TODAY: Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 54; Lord Aberconway, former president, John Brown and Co, 81; Sir Kingsley Amis, novelist, 72; Miss Joan Bakewell, television presenter, 61; Lord Camoys, deputy chairman, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, 54; Sir John Harvey-Jones, former chairman, ICI, 70; Mr Vince Hill, singer, 62; Mr Michael Hirst, former chief constable, Leicestershire, 56; Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith MP, 70; Mr Richard Kershaw, broadcaster, 60; Mr Donald MacCormick, television presenter, 55; Miss Ruth Madoc, actress, 51; Mr Henry Mancini, composer, 70; Mr Peter Marshall, chairman, Ocean Group, 67; Mr Spike Milligan, comedian and writer, 76; Mr Jimmy Osmond, singer, 31; Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times, 60; Mr Frank Page, television journalist and broadcaster, 64; Mr David Porter MP, 46; Mr Gerry Rafferty, singer and songwriter, 47; Mr James Rant, Judge Advocate General, 58; Sir John Robson, former ambassador to Norway, 64; Miss Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player, 24; Miss Constance Shacklock, operatic singer, 81; Mr Llewellyn Smith MP, 50; Miss Dusty Springfield, singer, 54; Dr William Stearn, consultant botanist, 83; Mr Leo Tindemans, statesman, 72; Professor Barbara Tizard, educationist, 68; Sir Peter Ustinov, actor and writer, 73.

TOMORROW: Mr Lindsay Anderson, film and theatre director, 71; Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, 78; Mr Chris Barber, jazz musician, 64; Mr John Barrett, tennis commentator, 63; Miss Ruth Etchells, former Principal, St John's College, Durham, 63; Miss Clare Francis, novelist and yachtswoman, 48; Mrs Anne Harris, former national chairman, National Federation of Women's Institutes, 69; Miss Olivia Hussey, actress, 43; Mr Henry Kelly, television presenter, 48; Mr James Last, bandleader, 65; Mr Riccardo Patrese, grand prix driver, 40; Mrs Eileen Stamers-Smith, former Headmistress, Malvern Girls' College, 65; Mr Michael Vernon, chairman, RNLI, 68; The Right Rev John Yates, former Bishop of Gloucester, 69.

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