Birthdays

TODAY: Sir William Asscher, consultant physician, St George's Hospital, London, 68; Dr Wendy Baron, former Director, Government Art Collection, 62; Mr Anthony Blond, publisher, 71; Mr Timothy Brooks, Lord- Lieutenant of Leicestershire, 70; Sir Arnold Burgen, former Master, Darwin College, Cambridge, 77; Sir Stuart Burgess, former chairman, Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority, 70; The Right Rev Mario Joseph Conti, Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen, 65; Ms Yvette Cooper MP, 30; Dr Ian J. Graham-Bryce, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 62; Mr William Hurt, actor, 49; Mr John Joubert, composer, 72; Dame Vera Lynn, singer, 82; Mr Tony McWalter MP, 54; M Pierre Messmer, former French prime minister, 83; Sir David Montgomery, Lord-Lieutenant for Perth and Kinross, 68; Mr Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada, 60; Mr Jeremy Nichols, Headmaster, Stowe School, 56; Lord Saville of Newdigate, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 63; Mr Jonathan Sayeed MP, 51; Mr Greg Searle, rower, 27; Mr Tim Yeo MP, 54.

TOMORROW: Lord Boston of Faversham QC, former chairman, TVS Entertainment, 69; Mr Peter Brook, theatrical producer, 74; Mr Brian Clough, former football manager, 64; Mrs Ann Clwyd MP, 61; Mr Timothy Dalton, actor, 53; Miss Olwen Davies, former Headmistress, St Swithun's School, Winchester, 73; Mr Michael Foreman, writer and illustrator, 61; Mrs Llin Golding MP, 66; Professor Richard Hare, philosopher, 80; Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP, 50; Mr Michael Heseltine MP, 66; Mr Frederic Horne, former Chief Taxing Master of the Supreme Court, 82; Mr David Kidney MP, 44; Mr Andy Love MP, 50; Sir Peter Main, former chairman of Boots, 74; Mr Ved Mehta, writer and journalist, 65; Baroness Nicol, Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords, 76; Lord Oaksey, racing journalist and television commentator, 70; Sir John Palmer, former President of the Law Society, 79; Sir Brian Shaw, chairman, Port of London Authority and of the Automobile Association, 66; Mr William Stevenson, mechanical engineer and former company chairman, 78; Maj-Gen Sir John Swinton, Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire, 74; Mr Roger Whittaker, singer and songwriter, 63; Professor Roger Williams, Vice-Chancellor, Reading University, 57.

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