Birthdays

TODAY: Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 74; Sir Francis Avery Jones, gastro-enterologist, 87; Miss Lynda Bellingham, actress, 49; Sir Derek Birley, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ulster, 71; Maj-Gen Keith Burch, former Director Personnel, Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, 66; Miss Judy Campbell, actress and singer, 81; Sir John Daniel, Vice-Chancellor, Open University, 55; Mr Clint Eastwood, film actor, 67; Admiral Sir James Eberle, former Director, Royal Institute of International Affairs, 70; Rear-Admiral Peter Gibson, 84; Mr Andrew Grima, jeweller, 76; Sir Ronald Hampel, chairman, ICI, 65; Air Marshal Sir Valston Hancock, 90; Miss Debbie Moore, aerobics exponent, 51; Mr John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister, 59; Sir Michael Sandberg, banker, 70; Sir Neil Shaw, chairman, Tate and Lyle, 68; Miss Isobel Stoate, former diplomat, 70; Sir William Taylor, Chairman of Convocation, London University, 67; Sir Michael Turner, High Court judge, 66; Vice Admiral Sir George Vallings, 65; Mr Terry Waite, former adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Anglican Communion Affairs, 58; Mr Peter Winterbottom, rugby player, 37.

TOMORROW: Mr Pat Boone, actor, 63; Sir Peter Bristow, former High Court judge, 84; Sir Frederick Corfield QC, former government minister, 82; Lord Cowie, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 71; Mr Brian Cox, actor and director, 51; Miss Gemma Craven, actress, 47; Lord Deedes, former Editor, the Daily Telegraph, 84; Sir Norman Foster, architect, 62; Mr Bruce George MP, 55; Mr David Gestetner, president, Gestetner Holdings, 60; Mr Henry Grunfeld, senior adviser, S.G. Warburg, 93; Sir Christopher Holland, High Court judge, 60; Mr Barry Jones MP, 59; Sir Robert Megarry, former Vice- Chancellor, the Supreme Court, 87; Mr Bob Monkhouse, actor and comedian, 69; Air Commodore Ruth Montague, former Director, WRAF, 58; Mr Robert Powell, actor, 53; Mr Jonathan Pryce, actor, 50; Mr Gerald Scarfe, artist and cartoonist, 61; Mr Nigel Short, chess player, 32; Professor Sir Michael Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham, 66; Sir John Tooley, arts consultant, former director of Covent Garden, 73; Mr Edward Woodward, actor, 67.

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