Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Pat Boone, actor, 62; Sir Peter Bristow, former High Court judge, 83; Sir Frederick Corfield QC, former government minister, 81; Lord Cowie, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 70; Mr Brian Cox, actor and director, 50; Miss Gemma Craven, actress, 46; Lord Deedes, former Editor, the Daily Telegraph, 83; Sir Norman Foster, architect, 61; Mr Bruce George MP, 54; Mr David Gestetner, president, Gestetner Holdings, 59; Mr Henry Grunfeld, president, S.G. Warburg, 92; Sir Christopher Holland, High Court judge, 59; Sir Robert Megarry, former Vice-Chancellor, the Supreme Court, 86; Mr Bob Monkhouse, actor and comedian, 68; Air Commodore Ruth Montague, former director, WRAF, 57; Brigadier Alastair Pearson, former Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, 81; Mr Robert Powell, actor, 52; Mr Jonathan Pryce, actor, 49; Mr Gerald Scarfe, artist and cartoonist, 60; Mr Nigel Short, chess player, 31; Mr Allan Stewart MP, 54; Professor Sir Michael Thompson, Vice- Chancellor and Principal, Birmingham University, 65; Sir John Tooley, arts consultant, former Director of Covent Garden, 72; Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, 89; Mr Edward Woodward, actor, 66.

TOMORROW: King Constantine of the Hellenes, 56; Sir Richard Bonallack, mechanical engineer, 92; Lord Boyd-Carpenter, former government minister, 88; Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom, aerospace consultant, 76; Miss Heather Couper, astronomer and broadcaster, 47; Mr Handel Davies, aeronautical engineer, 84; Mr Mark Elder, conductor, 49; Mr Jonathan Evans MP, 46; Mr Marvin Hamlisch, composer, 52; The Right Rev Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford, 60; Professor Rosalyn Higgins QC, a judge of the International Court of Justice, 59; Mr Trevor Jesty, cricketer, 48; Sir Kenneth Jupp, former High Court judge, 79; Miss Sally Kellerman, actress, 59; Miss Sonia Lawson, artist, 62; Sir Denis Mountain, honorary president, Eagle Star Insurance, 67; Professor Robin Orr, composer, 87; Lord Penrose, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 58; Canon Dr Anthony Phillips, former Headmaster, King's School, Canterbury, 60; Sir Christopher Slade, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 69; Mr Johnny Speight, scriptwriter, 76; Sir Sigmund Sternberg, chairman, ISYS, 75; Mr David Sumberg MP, 55; Mrs Barbara Tate, President, Society of Women Artists, 69; Mr Charlie Watts, rock drummer, 55.

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