The Daily Telegraph

Today’s birthdays


Dr E.S. Page, Vice-chancellor, University of Reading, 1979-93, is 92; Prof Sir Tony Wrigley,

Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1994-2000, 89; Miss Elizabeth Llewellyn-smith,

Principal of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1990-2001, 86; Sir Hugo Brunner, Lord-lieutenant for Oxfordshir­e, 1996-2008, 85; Sir Ian Mcallister, Chairman, Network Rail, 2002-09, 77; Mr Ian Brindle, Deputy Chairman, Financial Reporting Review Panel, 2001-08, 77; Mr Robert de Niro, actor and producer, 77; Mr John Humphrys, journalist and

broadcaste­r, 77; Dame Mary

Marsh, Founding Director, Clore Social Leadership Programme, 2008-15; Director and Chief Executive, NSPCC, 2000-08, 74;

Mr Peter Field, Lord-lieutenant for East Sussex, 74; Lord Fellowes of West Stafford,

screenwrit­er, actor and producer, 71; Mr Alan Minter, former boxer; former World Middleweig­ht Champion, 69; Mr Justice

Morgan 68; Mr Guillermo Vilas, former tennis player, 68; Mr

Nelson Piquet, former racing driver; three-times Formula One World Motor Racing Champion, 68; Air Vice-marshal Dr Peter

Dye, historian; Director General, RAF Museum, 2009-14, 67; Mr

Robin Cousins, former competitiv­e figure skater; Olympic gold medallist, Lake Placid 1980, 63; Mr Sean Penn, actor, director and writer, 60; Sir

Ian Blatchford, Director, Science Museum, 55; and Mr Liam Heath, sprint canoeist; Olympic gold medallist, Rio 2016, and bronze medallist, London 2012, 36.

Today is the anniversar­y of the raid on Peenemunde in 1943.

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