Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Abernethy, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 59; Dr Christopher Barnett, Headmaster, Whitgift School, Croydon, 44; Sir Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman, GEC, 77; Sir Peter Crill, judge, Court of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 72; Mrs Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer, 54; Professor Sir Sam Edwards, physicist, 69; Mrs Virginia Elliot, Three-Day Eventer, 42; Mr Don Everly, singer, 60; Sir Douglas Hall Bt, former overseas governor, 88; Hildegarde (Miss Hildegarde Sell), singer and actress, 91; Sir Gordon Hobday, former Chancellor, Nottingham University, 81; Mr Adam Ingram MP, 50; Professor Douglas Johnson, historian of France, 72; Sir Maurice Laing, life president, John Laing plc, 79; Mr John Donald McCall, former chairman, Consolidated Gold Fields, 86; Sir Stanley Matthews, footballer, 82; Sir John Nott, former chairman and chief executive of Lazards, 65; Professor Sir Mark Richmond, member, School of Public Policy, University College London, 66; Mr Peter Sallis, actor, 76; Mr Andrew Smith MP, 46; Dame Muriel Spark, novelist, 79; Sir Peter Tapsell MP, 67; Miss Renata Tebaldi, operatic soprano, 75; Mr Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation, 66.

TOMORROW: Mr Ken Bruce, broadcaster, 46; Sir Gordon Bryce, former Chief Justice of the Bahamas, 84; The Earl of Clarendon, former chairman and managing director, Seccombe, Marshall and Campion, 64; Dr Macdonald Critchley, neurologist, 97; Mr Andrew Davis, conductor, and musical director, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 53; The Very Rev Dr Victor de Waal, former Dean of Canterbury, 68; Mr Abba Eban, former Israeli foreign minister, 82; Mr Glynn Edwards, actor, 66; Sir Norman Fowler MP, 59; M Valery Giscard d'Estaing, former French president, 71; Mr Hughie Green, former television presenter, 77; Mr Marcus Hope, ambassador to Zaire, 55; Mr David Jason, actor, 57; Mr David Jones, chief executive, Next, 54; Sir Chips Keswick, chairman, Hambros Bank, 57; Mr Barry McGuigan, boxer, 36; Dame Alix Meynell, former senior civil servant, 94; Miss Libby Purves, writer and broadcaster, 47; Miss Elaine Stritch, actress and singer, 70.

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