Birthdays

TODAY: Canon Reginald Askew, former dean of King's College, London, 70; Mr Stuart Bell MP, 60; Dr Peter Brand MP, 51; Mr Pierce Brosnan, actor, 47; Sir Colin Cole, former Garter Principal King of Arms, 76; Mr Don Concannon, former government minister, 68; Mr Mark Elliott, ambassador to Norway, 59; Sir Nicholas Goodison, deputy chairman, Lloyds TSB Group, 64; Mr Jimmy Hood MP, 49; Mr Roy Hudd, comedian, 62; Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, former president of The Gambia, 74; Mr Geraint Jones, conductor and organist, 81; Maj-Gen Sir Desmond Langley, former Governor of Bermuda, 68; Professor Peter Levi, poet and archaeologist, 67; Sir David Maclean MP, 45; Mr John McWilliam MP, 57; Professor Kenneth Morgan, former principal, University College of Wales, Aberyswyth, 64; Sir David Penry-Davey, High Court judge, 56; Professor Gareth Roberts, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield University, 58; Miss Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player, 28; The Right Rev Kenneth Skelton, former Bishop of Lichfield, 80; Mr Studs Louis Terkel, writer and interviewer, 86; Mr John Walford, solicitor, 71; Lieut-Gen Sir Antony Walker, former Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 64; Sir Charles Wilson, former principal, Glasgow University, 89; Sir Russell Wood, former deputy Treasurer to the Queen, 76.

TOMORROW: The Earl of Airlie, former Lord Chamberlain, 72; Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird, 74; Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham, chairman of the Trustees, RAF Museum, 75; Mr Keith Bradley MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary, Social Security, 48; Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former ambassador to Russia, 66; Professor Donald Cameron Watt, historian, 70; Miss Sue Carpenter, television presenter and journalist, 42; Mr Geoffrey Caston, former Vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific, 72; Sir Charles Cawley, former chief scientist, Ministry of Power, 91; Professor John Craggs, electrical engineer, 83; Mr Tenniel Evans, actor, 72; Sir John Garlick, former senior civil servant, 77; Lord Gordon of Strathblane, chairman, Scottish Radio Holdings, 62; The Right Rev Ian Griggs, former Bishop of Ludlow, 70; Sir Ronald Halstead, former deputy chairman, British Steel, 71; Dr Raymond Hide, geophysicist, 69; Mr Simon Hughes MP, 47; Mr John Iles, actor, 44;Mr Alan Johnson MP, 48; Mr Sugar Ray Leonard, boxing champion, 42; Mr Peter Mennin, composer, 75; Sir Eric Mensforth, former president, Westland Aircraft, 92; Miss Birgit Nilsson, operatic soprano, 76; Lieut-Gen Sir Douglas Packard, 95; Sir Edward Playfair, former senior civil servant, 89; Rt Rev Peter Price, Area Bishop of Kingston upon Thames, 54; Lord Tombs, former chairman of Rolls-Royce, 74; Captain Sir Miles Wingate, former deputy master, Trinity House, 75; Lieut- Gen Sir David Young, former GOC, Scotland, 72.

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