Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Intikhab Alam, former Pakistan cricketer, 55; Mr Lew Ayres, actor, 88; Mr Terry Butcher, footballer, 38; Mr William Camps, former Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 86; Mr Donald Carr, cricketer, 70; Sir Ellis Clarke, former president, Trinidad and Tobago, 79; Major Madeleine Craggs, secretary, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 51; Mr Thomas Gould VC, 82; Mr Max Hastings, editor-in-chief, the London Evening Standard, 51; Mr Roy Hattersley MP, 64; Mr Noel Johnson, actor, 80; Mr Nigel Kennedy, violinist, 40; Mrs Frances Morrell, former leader, ILEA, 59; Sir Patrick O'Connor, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 82; Mrs Bridget Prentice MP, 44; Mr Simon Raven, author and playwright, 69; Mrs Joan Ruddock MP, 53; Dame Maggie Smith, actress, 62; The Right Rev William Westwood, former Bishop of Peterborough, 71; The Hon Geoffrey Wilson, former chairman, Delta plc, 67.

TOMORROW: June, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, musical director and conductor, 83; Mr Andrew Bache, ambassador to Denmark, 57; Sir Richard Beaumont, former diplomat, 84; Lord Beaverbrook, former chairman, Beaverbrook Foundation, 45; Mr John Connell, former chairman, the Distillers Co, 72; Mr Bernard Cribbins, actor, 68; Baroness Denton of Wakefield, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland, 61; Miss Marianne Faithfull, singer and actress, 50; General Sir Robert Ford, former governor, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 73; Professor Laurence Gower, former Vice-Chancellor, Southampton University, 83; Mr David Hall, former chief constable of Humberside, 66; Mr Roger Hart, ambassador to Angola, 53; Sir Simon Hornby, President, Royal Horticultural Society, 62; Mr Terry Lewis MP, 61; Miss Mary Tyler Moore, actress, 59; Mr Martin Offiah, rugby player, 30; Mr Iain Paxton, rugby player, 39; Mr Peter Robinson MP, 48; Mr Alan Rusbridger, editor, the Guardian, 43; The Right Rev Mark Santer, Bishop of Birmingham, 50; Sir Kenneth Sharp, chartered accountant, 70; Mr Harvey Smith, show-jumper, 58; Mr Jon Voight, actor, 58; Sir Edward Stratten Williams QC, former judge, 75.

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