Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Eugene Anderson, former chairman and chief executive, Ferranti International, 58; Major Michael Argyle QC, former circuit judge, 81; Admiral Sir Brian Brown, chairman, King George's Fund for Sailors, 62; Professor Robert Hanbury Brown, astronomer, 80; Sir James Cleminson, former chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, 75; Mr James Coburn, actor, 68; Miss Anne Coffey MP, 50; Lt-Gen Sir Napier Crookenden, 81; Mr Alan de Piro QC, former circuit judge, 77; Miss Liz Forgan, managing director, Network Radio BBC, 52; Sir William Francis, former Vice-Chairman, Tarmac, 70; Mr Richard Gere, actor, 47; Air Marshal Sir Edward Gordon Jones, 82; Mr Buddy Hackett, actor and comedian, 72; Mr Charles Kay, actor, 66; Mr Clive Lloyd, cricketer, 52; Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, former director, Jodrell Bank Station, 83; Mr Van Morrison, rock vocalist, 51; Mr Edwin Moses, athlete, 41; Mr Bryan Organ, painter, 61; Mr Itzhak Perlman, violinist, 51.

TOMORROW: Mr Komei Abe, composer, 85; Mr David Bairstow, cricketer, 45; Mr David Baldwin, chairman, Hewlett-Packard, 60; Sir Kenneth Bradshaw, former Clerk of the House of Commons, 74; Mr Richard Burden MP, 42; Miss Yvonne de Carlo, actress, 74; Sir David Carter, Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University, 56; Professor Ronald Cooke, Vice-Chancellor, York University, 55; Mr Richard Edis, ambassador to Tunisia, 53; Mr Gwynfor Evans, honorary president, Plaid Cymru, 84; Mrs Margaret Ewing MP, 51; Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Freer, 73; Mr Barry Gibb, singer, 50; Mr Allen Jones, artist, 59; Baroness Park of Monmouth, former Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, 75; Lord Parkinson, former government minister, 65; Sir Austin Pearce, former chairman, British Aerospace, 75; Mr Manuel Pinero, golfer, 44; Lord Riverdale, former president, Balfour Darwins, 95; Mr Milton Shulman, film and theatre critic, 78; Mr Leonard Slatkin, conductor, 42; Lord Thomson of Fleet, newspaper proprietor, 73; Miss Lily Tomlin, actress, 57.

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