Birthdays

Birthdays

TODAY: King Albert II of the Belgians, 64; Sir Derek Alun-Jones, former executive chairman, Ferranti International, 65; Professor Brebis Bleaney, physicist, 83; Mrs Jane Betts, Secretary-General, the Law Society, 45; Mr David Blunkett MP, Minister of Education and Employment, 51; Mr Bjorn Borg, tennis player, 42; Lord Carrington, former chairman, Christie's International, 79; Mr David Chipp, former Director, Reuter Foundation, 71; Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet, 100; Mr Mike Gatting, cricketer, 41; Lord Gladwin of Clee, former trade union leader, 68; Mr Iain Hamilton, composer, 76; Professor Robert Humphreys, Latin- American historian, 91; Mr Asif Iqbal, former Pakistan cricket captain, 55; Mr J. Kay-Mouat, former President of the Alderney States, 65; Mr Tim Llewellyn, radio news reporter, 58; Mr Willie-John McBride, rugby player, 58; Sir Jonathan Mance, High Court judge, 55; Sir Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, former MP, 67; Sir Douglas Morpeth, former partner, Touche Ross & Co, 74; Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman, British United Provident Association, 66; Air Marshal Sir Charles Pringle, 79; Dr Ruth Sanger, former Director, MRC Blood Group Unit, 80; Lord Stodart of Leaston, former government minister, 82; Mr Frank Tyson, former England cricketer, 68; Miss Billie Whitelaw, actress, 66; Sir Donald Wilson, Chairman, Electricity Consultative Council, North West, 76. TOMORROW: Lady Elizabeth Anson, party planner, 57; Mr Derek Barron, former chairman and chief executive, Ford Motor Co, 69; The Right Rev Michael Baughen, former Bishop of Chester, 68; Miss Ann Beach, actress and singer, 60; Sir Wilfred Cockcroft, chairman, Educational Project Resources, 75; Mr David Coleridge, former chairman of Lloyd's, 66; Sir Murray Fox, former Lord Mayor of London, 86; Mr Martyn Goff, executive chairman, Sotherans, 75; Mr James Ivory, film director, 70; Mr Peter Jones, former Director, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, 73; Mr Tom Jones, singer, 58; Mr Jaime Laredo, violinist, 57; Sir Eric McDowell, chairman, Capita Management Consultants, 73; Miss Virginia McKenna, actress, 67; Mr Liam Neeson, actor, 46; Mr Prince Rogers Nelson ("Prince"), rock musician, 38; Mr Thomas Arfon Owen, former Director, Welsh Arts Council, 65; Mr Michael Pennington, actor and writer, 55; Mr Ronald Pickup, actor, 58; Mr Neal Radford, cricketer, 41; Mr Jim Rose, former chairman, Penguin Books, 89; The Very Rev John Simpson, Dean of Canterbury, 65; Professor Sir William Stewart, former Chief Scientific Adviser, Cabinet Office, 63; Mr Norman Strouse, popular composer, 70; Mr John Turner QC, former prime minister of Canada, 69; Mr Mark Young, trade union leader, 69.

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