Birthdays

Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Roy Beldam, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 72; Mr Henry Bellingham MP, 42; Mr Richard Rodney Bennett, composer, 61; Mr George Chisholm, trombonist, 82; Mr Bernard Davey, weather forecaster, 54; Sir William Dugdale, chairman, General Utilities, 75; Miss Julie Goodyear, actress, 52; Miss Margaret Howard, broadcaster, 59; Mr Eric Idle, actor and comedian, 54; Mr Jack Jones, former trade union leader, 84; Sir Arthur Knight, former chairman, Courtaulds, 80; Miss Sylvia Law, town planning researcher, 66; Sir Patrick Lawrence, chairman, Kidderminster Healthcare NHS Trust, 69; Mr John Major MP, Prime Minister, and First Lord of the Treasury, 54; Sir Hugh Neill, former Lord- Lieutenant for South Yorks, 76; Sir John Paul, former Governor-General of the Bahamas, 81; Mr Chapman Pincher, journalist, 83; Sir John Read, former chairman, TSB Group, 79; Ms Fiona Reynolds, Director, Council for the Protection of Rural England, 39; Lord Ross, Lord Justice-Clerk, 70; Miss Anne Stoddart, diplomat, 60; Mr John Suchet, television reporter and newscaster, 53; Lord Tebbit, former government minister, 66; Sir John Vane, pharmacologist and Nobel prizewinner, 70; The Right Rev James Weatherhead, Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland and former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 66.

TOMORROW: Mr John Allen, former Principal, Central School of Speech and Drama, 85; Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, former Secretary to the Cabinet, 70; Miss Sarah Badel, actress, 54; Mr Warren Beatty, actor, 60; Lord Browne- Wilkinson, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 67; Mr Eric Clapton, rock guitarist, 52; Mr John Coates, naval architect, 75; Miss Sue Cook, television presenter, 48; Mr Alan Davidson, author, publisher and former diplomat, 73; Mr Graeme Edge, rock performer, 54; Mr George Esson, former Chief Constable, Dumfries and Galloway, 55; Professor Leonard Forster, former Schroder Professor of German, Cambridge University, 84; Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich, art historian, 88; Sir John Gray, marine biologist, 79; Mr Rolf Harris, entertainer, 67; Professor Tony Honore, former Regius Professor of Civil Law, Oxford University, 76; Mr John Jennings, chairman, Shell Transport and Trading Co, 59; Professor Ron Johnston, Professor of Geography, Bristol University, 56; Mr Nigel Jones MP, 49; Mr Frankie Laine, singer, 84; Mr Bernard Lyons, former chairman, UDS Group, 84; Sir Ian MacLaurin, chairman, Tesco, 60; Mr Piers Morgan, Editor, the Mirror, 32; Lord Rayner, former chairman, Marks and Spencer, 71; Mr Tom Sharpe, novelist, 69; The Countess of Sutherland, Chief of the Clan Sutherland, 76; Lord Tanlaw, chairman and managing director, Fandstan Ltd, 63; General Sir Richard Trant, former Quarter Master General, 69; Sir John Wells, former MP, 72; Professor Arie Zuckerman, Dean, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 65.

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