Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Fred Atkinson, economist, 77; Miss Ellen Burstyn, actress, 64; Professor Noam Chomsky, linguist, 68; Mr Donald Crichton-Miller, former headmaster and rugby international, 90; Lord Elystan- Morgan, circuit judge and former MP, 64; Mr David Evans, trade unionist, 61; Mr Kaffe Fassett, textile designer, 59; Professor Sir Abraham Goldberg, physician, 73; Professor Norman Gowar, Principal, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, 56; Sir Bryan Hopkin, economist, 82; Mr Geoff Lawson, cricketer, 38; The Countess of Limerick, Chairman Emeritus, British Red Cross Society, 61; Mr Mike Nolan, singer, 42; Mr Edmundo Ros, bandleader, 86; Sir Sydney Samuelson, first British Film Commissioner, 71; Dr Mario Soares, president of Portugal, 72; The Rev Ronald Trounson, former Principal, St Chad's College, Durham, 70; Mr Eli Wallach, film actor, 81; Miss Helen Watts, concert and opera singer, 69.

TOMORROW: Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison, Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, 71; Mr Julian Critchley MP, 66; Mr Harold Elletson MP, 36; Professor Sir Roger Elliott, physicist, 68; Richard Fleischer, film director, 80; Mr Lucian Freud, painter, 74; Mr James Galway, flautist, 57; Sir de Villiers Graaff, former leader, South African United Party, 83; Mrs Pauline Green, MEP, 48; Mr Ian Greig, cricketer, 41; Mr Geoff Hurst, footballer, 55; Mr Stephen Jefferies, cricketer, 39; Sir Peter Levene, chairman and chief executive, Canary Wharf, 55; Miss Jenny Linden, actress, 56; Mr Terry McDermott, footballer, 45; Sir Jonathan Parker, High Court judge, 59; Lord Prys-Davies, solicitor and politician, 73; Sir Bernard Rix, High Court judge, 52; Mr Paul Rutherford, singer, 37; Mr Maximilian Schell, actor, 66; Dr Sir Alan Stewart, former Vice- Chancellor of Massey University, 79; Mr Michael Unger, Editor, Manchester Evening News, 53; Mr David Verey, chief executive and chairman, Lazard Brothers, 46; Sir William Wood, former Second Crown Estate Commissioner, 80.

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