The Daily Telegraph

Today’s birthdays

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Sir Wes Hall, former West Indies cricketer, is 85; Mr Patrick Mower, actor, 84; Lord Crathorne, Lord-lieutenant for North Yorkshire, 1999-2014, 83; Prof Sir Melvyn Greaves, Founding Director, Centre for Evolution and Cancer, The Institute of Cancer Research, 81; Miss Maria Aitken, actress, 77; Dr Sir David Grant, Vice-chancellor of Cardiff University, 2001-12, 75; Mr Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, 1997-2008, 71; Ms Fiona Mactaggart, former Labour MP, 69; Mr Donal Lenihan, former Ireland and British Lions rugby player, 63; Lord Ericht, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 59; Prof Christophe­r Breward, Director, National Museums in Scotland, 57; Lt Gen Robert Magowan, Deputy Commander of Strategic Command and Commandant General Royal Marines, 55; Mr Darren Campbell, former sprint athlete; Olympic gold medallist, 4 x 100m relay, Athens 2004, 49; and Mr Sergio Parisse, rugby union player; former captain of Italy, 39.

Today is the the anniversar­y of the discovery of the Lascaux Caves in 1940.

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