Saturday 18 January 1997
TODAY: Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, 64; Air Marshal Sir Alfred Ball, 76; Mr Robert Banks MP, 60; Mr Peter Beardsley, footballer, 36; Dr David Bellamy, botanist, 64; Sir Michael Bett, First Civil Service Commissioner, 62; Mr John Boorman, film director, 64; Mr Raymond Briggs, author and illustrator, 63; Mr David Burke, Chief Constable, North Yorks, 58; Mr John Carr, former chairman, Countryside Commission of Scotland, 70; Mr Kevin Costner, actor, 42; Mr Richard Dunwoody, jockey, 33; Mr Christian Fittipaldi, racing driver, 26; The Hon Sir Rocco Forte, chairman, Forte, 52; Mr Paul Freeman, actor, 54; Sir William Goodhart QC, 64; Mr David Grant, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Durham, 75; Miss Dawn Guinness, former headmistress of Felixstowe College, 51; Sir James Hann, chairman, Scottish Nuclear, 64; Sir William Harding, former diplomat, 70; Sir Robert Hicks MP, 59; Sir Terence Higgins MP, former Olympic athlete, 69; Mr John Hougham, chairman, ACAS, 60; Mr David Howell MP, 61; Mr John Hume MP, MEP, 60; Mr Edward James, former diplomat, 80; Dame Jennifer Jenkins, former chairman, the National Trust, 76; Mr Paul Keating, prime minister of Australia, 53; Mr Martin Laing, chairman, John Laing, 55; Sir Godfray Le Quesne, Judge of Courts of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey, 73; Sir Peter Preston, former civil servant, 75; Mr Mark Rylance, artistic director, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 37; Sir Nigel Strutt, farmer and landowner, 81; Sir Walter Verco, former secretary, Order of the Garter, 90; Sir Ralph Verney, former vice-Lord Lieutenant of Bucks, 82; Sir Clive Whitmore, former Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, 62; Sir Alan Whittome, former director, Exchange and Trade Relations Dept, IMF, New York, 71.
TOMORROW: Mr Desi Arnaz Jnr, actor, 44; Mr Peter Atkinson MP, 54; Miss Nina Bawden, novelist, 72; Mr Dewey Bunnell, rock singer and guitarist, 46; The Earl of Carnarvon, honorary racing manager to the Queen, 73; Sir Jonathan Clarke, former circuit judge, 67; Mr Michael Crawford, actor and singer, 55; Mr Bernard Dunstan, painter, 77; Mr Stefan Edberg, tennis player, 31; Mr Rod Evans, rock singer, 52; Mr Phil Everly, rock singer, 58; Mr Walter Goldsmith, chairman, Flying Flowers, 59; Mr William Hayden, former chairman and chief executive, Jaguar, 68; Mr Hans Hotter, bass baritone, 88; Sir Alex Jarratt, former chairman, Smiths Industries, 73; Mr Richard Lester, film director, 65; Brigadier Helen Meechie, former Director, WRAC, 59; Mr David Newbigging, chairman, Faupel Trading Group, 63; Mr Nigel Nicolson, author, 80; Mr Robert Palmer, rock singer and guitarist, 48; Miss Dolly Parton, country music singer and actress, 51; Senor Javier Perez de Cuellar, former secretary-general of the UN, 77; Mr Bryan Pringle, actor, 62; Sir Simon Rattle, orchestral conductor, 42; Mr Charles Smith, managing director, Chevron UK, 67; Sir John Stanley MP, 55; Mr Dennis Taylor, snooker player, 48; Mr Gary Titley MEP, 47; Mr David Tredennick MP, 47; The Earl of Wemyss and March, former president, National Trust for Scotland, 85; Mrs Margaret Wingfield, former President of the Liberal Party and of the National Council of Women of Great Britain, 85.
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
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Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Scottish independence: Almost half of No voters have felt 'personally threatened' by the Yes campaign
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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