Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: The Right Rev Jonathan Bailey, Bishop of Derby, 56; Miss Inge Bernstein, circuit judge, 65; Sir William Blackburne, High Court judge, 52; Mr John Booth, former chairman, Hepworth Ceramics, 82; Professor Eric Boyland, biochemist, 91; Mr Brian Close, former England cricket captain, 65; Dr Lionel Dakers, former Director, Royal School of Church Music, 72; Mr Reginald Freeson, former government minister, 70; Mr Richard Hamilton, Pop art painter, 74; Maj-Gen David Houston, Lord-Lieutenant of Sutherland, 67; Mr Paul Jones, actor and singer, 54; Mr David Langdon, cartoonist and illustrator, 82; Mr Denis Law, footballer, 56; M Michel Legrand, composer and conductor, 64; Mr John Lever, former England cricketer, 47; Lord Melchett, conservationist, 48; Mr Peter Owen, publisher, 69; Admiral Sir William Pillar, former Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, 72; Mr Alain Prost, motor- racing champion, 41; Mr Derek Randall, cricketer, 45; The Rev Kathleen Richardson, former President, the Methodist Conference, 58; Sir Frank Rogers, deputy chairman, the Telegraph plc, 76; Mr Harry Urwin, former trades union officer, 81; Mr Dennis Waterman, actor, 48; Mr Jerry Wiggin MP, 59.

TOMORROW: Miss Jane Ackroyd, sculptor, 39; Miss Elkie Brooks, singer, 51; Mr Tom Courtenay, actor, 59; Lord Crickhowell, chairman, National Rivers Authority, 62; Sir Antony Duff, former Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, 76; Mr Farokh Engineer, cricketer, 58; Lord Gill, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 54; Sir Alexander Gordon, architect, 79; Mr George Harrison, musician, 53; Mr Edward Kellett-Bowman, MEP, 65; Mr Tony Lloyd MP, 46; Dr Harvey McGregor QC, Warden, New College, Oxford, 70; Dr Lewis Moonie MP, 49; Maj-Gen Sir Laurence New, former Lieutenant- Governor, Isle of Man, 64; Sir Roger Parker, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 73; Mr George Paul, chairman, Norwich Union Insurance, 56; Sir David Puttnam, film producer, 55; The Right Rev Cyril Restieaux, former Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, 86; Lt-Col John Stephenson, former secretary, MCC, 65; Professor Sir Stewart Sutherland, Principal and Vice- Chancellor, Edinburgh University, 55; Mr Anthony Verity, Master, Dulwich College, 57; Sir Ian Wallace, former director, Coventry Motor and Sundries Co, 80; Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments, 62; Marshal of the RAF Sir Keith Williamson, former Chief of the Air Staff, 68.

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