The Daily Telegraph

Today’s birthdays


Prof Sir Christophe­r White, Director, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1985-97, is 92; Mr Charles Henderson, Chairman, Total Holdings UK, 1998-2005, 83; the Countess of Mar, a Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 1997-2007, 82; Dame Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer, 82; Sir Stephen Mitchell, a former High Court Judge, 81; Capt Jim Fox, modern pentathlet­e; Olympic gold medallist, Montreal 1976, 81; Sir Robert Nelson, a former High Court Judge, 80; Sir Robert Owen, a former High Court Judge, 78; Miss Kate Adie, author and broadcaste­r, 77; Mr Jeremy Irons, actor, 74; Dame Lesley Lawson (Twiggy), model, actress and singer, 73; Mr Mark Drakeford, AM, First Minister of Wales, 68; Mr Mark Turner, Headmaster, Shrewsbury School, 2010-18, 61; Mr David Seaman, footballer; former England goalkeeper, 59; Mr Alun Wyn Jones, captain, Wales Rugby Union team, 37; Ms Hollie Pearne-webb, field hockey player; Olympic gold medallist, Rio 2016, 32; and Mr Reece Dunn, swimmer; Paralympic three-time gold medallist, Tokyo 2020, 27.

Today is the anniversar­y of the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.

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