Today's birthdays: Graham Allen , Labour MP, 61; Chris Beardshaw , garden designer, 45; Mary J Blige, singer, 43; Sir Alan Bowness , art historian, 86; Chris Bryant , Labour MP and shadow immigration minister, 52; Anna Calder-Marshall , actor, 67; Prof Brian Cantor , vice-chancellor, York University , 66; Jason Connery , actor, 51; Ben Crenshaw , golfer, 62; Catherine Graham-Harrison , chair, National Forest , 65; Emile Heskey , footballer, 36; Sir Tony Hoare , computer scientist, 80; Sandra Horley , chief executive, Refuge, 62; Jamelia, singer, 33; Tony Kaye , keyboard player, 68; David Leigh , conservationist, 71; Dan Luger , rugby player and coach, 39; Gavin Millar , film director, 76; Rachel Riley , television presenter, 28; Lee Ritenour , jazz guitarist, 62; Bryan Robson , football manager, 57; Arthur Scargill , general secretary, Socialist Labour party, 76; John Sessions , actor and comedian, 61; Lorraine Sutherland , editor, Hansard, 56; The Most Rev Philip Tartaglia , Roman Catholic archbishop of Glasgow , 63; Ashley Taylor Dawson , actor and singer, 32; Tom Ward , actor, 43. Tomorrow's birthdays: Anthony Andrews , actor, 66; Gemma Arterton , actor, 28; Michael Aspel , broadcaster, 81; Alison Ball, QC , crown court recorder, 66; Simon Russell Beale (pictured), actor, 53; Jeff Bezos , founder, Amazon.com , 50; Dame Fiona Caldicott , psychiatrist, 73; Prof Richard Carwardine , president, Corpus Christi College , Oxford, 67; Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), singer, songwriter, 40; The Right Rev Chris Cocksworth , bishop of Coventry , 55; Lady ( Hazel) Cosgrove , judge, 68; Spencer Dale , chief economist, Bank of England , 47; Shirley Eaton , actor, 77; John Etheridge , jazz guitarist, 66; Brendan Foster , athlete, 66; Stephen Haddrill , chief executive, Financial Reporting Council , 58; Baroness ( Sally) Hamwee , Lib Dem peer, 67; Baroness (Jennifer) Hilton of Eggardon, former head of training, Metropolitan police, 78; Anne Howells , soprano, 73; Pixie Lott, pop singer, 23; Zayn Malik , singer, 21; Heather Mills , campaigner, 46; Walter Mosley , author, 62; Haruki Murakami , writer, 65; Nick Nairn , chef, 55; William Nicholson , novelist and screenwriter, 66; Des O'Connor , comedian, 82; Luise Rainer , actor, 104; Jeremy Sams , composer, 57.
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