Birthdays

TODAY: Prince William of Wales, 15; Mr Joseph Bamford, founder, J.C. Bamford Excavators, 81; Miss Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, 44; Mr Christopher Brown, former director and chief executive, NSPCC, 59; Professor Anna Davies, philologist, 60; Mr Ray Davies, rock singer, 53; Mr John Edrich, cricketer, 60; Mr Wally Fawkes, cartoonist and jazz musician, 73; Miss Kate Hoey MP, 51; Sir Bernard Ingham, former chief press secretary to the Prime Minister, 65; Mr Gerald Kaufman MP, 67; Professor Patricia Lindop, radiobiologist, 67; Mr Ian McEwan, novelist, 49; Sir Michael McWilliam, former Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, 64; Sir Michael Marshall, former MP, 67; Mr Peter Marshall, former Commissioner, City of London Police, 67; Sir John Morgan, diplomat, 68; Sir Edwin Nixon, former deputy chairman, National Westminster Bank, 72; Mr Malcolm Rifkind QC, former MP, 51; Miss Jane Russell, actress, 76; Lord Saatchi, advertising executive, 51; Mlle Francoise Sagan, writer, 62.

TOMORROW: Sir Hugh Annesley, former Chief Constable, RUC, 58; Mr Jack Bailey, former secretary, MCC, 67; Mr Danny Baker, television presenter, 40; Sir John Barnes, former diplomat, 80; Sir Christopher Booth, gastro- enterologist, 73; Lt-Gen Sir Robin Carnegie, former Director-General of Army Training, 71; Mr Hubert Chesshyre, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, 57; Miss Katherine Dunham, choreographer, 87; Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs, former Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire, 76; Lord Hunt, mountaineer, 87; Mr Bruce Kent, nuclear disarmament campaigner, 68; Mr Kris Kristofferson, singer, songwriter and actor, 61; Professor Donald Low, former president of Clare Hall, Cambridge, 70; Mr Alan Osmond, singer, 48; Mr David Owen, former Chief Constable, North Wales, 66; Mr Libor Pesek, conductor, 64; Miss Esther Rantzen, television presenter, 57; Professor Michael Salmon, former Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Polytechnic University, 61; Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of St Christopher's Hospice, 79; Miss Prunella Scales, actress, 65; Miss Debra Shipley MP, 40; Mr Alastair Stewart, television presenter and newscaster, 45; Miss Meryl Streep, actress, 48; Lord Wakeham, chairman, Press Complaints Commission, 65; Mr Billy Wilder, film director and screenwriter, 91; Miss Diana Young, jockey, 41.

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