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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2007, 12:00am

Television tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw sits with actresses Lisa Wang Ming-chuen (left) and DoDo Cheng Yu-ling last night at TVB's 40th anniversary celebrations. Sir Run Run is 100 this year, but there has been confusion about his exact birthday. A copy of his identity card was reproduced in a Chinese-language newspaper last month, giving his birth date as October 14. But a family member insisted it was November 23 - which on the western calendar this year corresponds with the 14th day of the 10th month of the lunar calendar. But according to the western calendar of 1907, November 19 was the 14th day of the 10th month of the lunar calendar that year.