Gazette: Birthdays

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TODAY: Major Sir Ralph Anstruther, royal equerry, 77; Mr Nicholas Brown MP, 48; Mr David Curry MP, 54; Professor Inga-Stina Ewbank, former Professor of English Literature, Leeds University, 66; Mr Tom King MP, 65; Capt Norman Lloyd-Edwards, Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, 65; Mr Malcolm McDowell, actor, 55; Sir Peter Marychurch, former Director, GCHQ, 71; Mr Michael Melluish, former President of the MCC, 66; Dr Barbara Reynolds, lexicographer, 84; Col Sir John Ruggles-Brise Bt, former Lord- Lieutenant of Essex, 90; Mr Peter Scudamore, jockey, 40; Mrs Mary Whitehouse, founder and President Emeritus, National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, 88; Mr Andreas Whittam Smith, founding editor, the Independent, 61.

TOMORROW: Sir James Black, pharmacologist, 74; Mr Paul Boateng MP, 47; Dame Florence Cayford, former GLC councillor, 101; Professor Peter Fowler, archaeologist, 62; Miss Steffi Graf, tennis player, 29; Lady Healey, biographer, 80; Baroness Knight of Collingtree, former MP, 51; Mr David LeRoy-Lewis, former chairman, Henry Ansbacher Holdings, 80; Miss Dorothy McGuire, actress, 79; Mrs Yvonne Moores, chief nursing officer and director of nursing, Department of Health, 57; Sir Gerrard Peat, chartered accountant, 78; Mr Jonathan Raban, novelist and travel writer, 56; Miss Kathleen Raine, poet, 90; Dame Rosemary Rue, former president, BMA, 70; Mr Pierre Salinger, politician and journalist, 73; Mr Antony Sher, actor and writer, 49; Mr Nigel Short, chess player, 33; Lord Smith of Clifton, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ulster, 61; Mr Mike Yarwood, entertainer and impressionist, 57.