Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Clive Aslet, Editor, Country Life, 42; Sir Nicholas Bayne, former High Commissioner to Canada, 60; Sir Harold Beeley, former ambassador, 88; Sir William Bentley, chairman, Society of Pension Consultants, 70; Miss Claire Bloom, actress, 66; Sir Stephen Brown, former chairman, Stone-Platt Industries, 91; Mr Derek Conway MP, 44; Mr Dan Crompton, former Chief Constable, Nottinghamshire, 56; Sir Maurice Drake, former High Court Judge, 74; Mr Frank Dunlop, former Director of the Edinburgh Festival, 70; Mr Paul Ferris, author and journalist, 68; Mr John Greenway MP, 51; Mr Gerald Harper, actor, 68; Miss Diana Jones, jockey, 47; Professor Andrew Miller, Principal, Stirling University, 61; Mr Charles Needham, former chairman, Coalite, 73; Sir Richard O'Brien, former chairman, Manpower Services Commission, 77; Sir William Reid, the Ombudsman, 66; Miss Jane Seymour, actress, 46; Miss Clare Short MP, 51; Mr Peter Squire, former Headmaster, Bedford Modern School, 60; Mr John Stainer, musician, 82; Sir Adrian Swire, chairman, John Swire & Sons Ltd, 65; Sir Alan Ward, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 59; The Right Rev Robert Woods, Assistant Bishop, Gloucester, 83.

TOMORROW: Miss Patti Andrews, singer (of the Andrews Sisters), 77; Mr Patrick Bailey, former director, Gatwick and Stansted Airports, 72; Mr Paul Bailey, novelist, 60; Mr Jeremy Bulloch, actor, 52; Professor Robin Clark, Sir William Ramsay Professor of Chemistry, University College London, 62; Mrs Stella Clarke, chairman of council, Bristol University, 65; Mr Frederick Cuming, painter, 67; Sir Anthony Dowell, senior principal and director of the Royal Ballet, 54; Mr David Griffiths, portrait painter, 58; Mr Peter Hain MP, 47; Mr Peter Hobday, radio presenter, 60; Mr Mike Holding, cricketer, 43; Mr Eliahu Inbal, conductor, 60; Mr Ian Lavender, actor, 51; Professor Jack Levy, engineer, 71; Mrs Anne Lonsdale, President, New Hall, Cambridge; 56; Mr John McEnroe, tennis player, 38; Mr Gerard Mansell, former Deputy Director-General of the BBC, 76; Mr John Moore, Headmaster, St Dunstan's College, Catford, 54; M Francois-Xavier Ortoli, former EEC Vice-President, economic and financial affairs, 72; Mr Peter Porter, poet, 68; Mr John Schlesinger, film director, 71; Sir James Swaffield, former Director-General and Clerk to the GLC, 73; Sir Peter Webster, former High Court judge, 73.

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