Birthdays

TODAY: Air Marshal Sir Roger Austin, Controller, Aircraft, Ministry of Defence, 56; Mr Bill Beaumont, broadcaster, and former rugby player, 44; Mr Andrew Bennett MP, 57; Dr Michael Brock, former Warden, St George's House, Windsor Castle, 76; M Andre Courreges, couturier, 73; Sir Roualeyn Cumming-Bruce, former Lord of Appeal, 84; Mr Bobby Fischer, chess champion, 53; Mr John Golding, trade union leader, 65; Maj-Gen John Groom, former director, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, 67; Mr Neil Hamilton MP, 47; Professor Sir Donald Harrison, laryngologist, 71; Dr Thomas Johnston, former Principal, Heriot-Watt University, 69; General Sir Frank King, 77; Sir Norman Lindop, chemist and osteopath, 75; Mr Robin Martin, former chairman, Hewetson plc, 75; Mr David Matthews, composer, 53; Sir Nicholas Monck, former permanent secretary, Department of Employment, 61; Sir Donald Rattee, High Court judge, 59; Professor Kenneth Robinson, former Vice- Chancellor, University of Hong Kong, 82; Mr Mickey Spillane, novelist, 78; Lord Thurlow, former Governor of the Bahamas, 84; Mr Robin Trower, rock guitarist, 52; Professor Sir David Weatherall, haematologist, 63; Mr David Willetts MP, 40.

TOMORROW: Prince Edward, 32; Sir Lawrence Airey, former chairman, Board of Inland Revenue, 70; Sir Robert Bellinger, former Lord Mayor of London, 86; Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett, 83; Sir Paul Condon, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 49; Baroness Falkender, former Private and Political Secretary to Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, 64; Mr Fou Ts'ong, pianist, 62; Sir Angus Fraser, former chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise, 68; Dame Margaret Fry, political organiser, 65; Rear-Admiral Sir John Garnier, private secretary to Princess Alexandra, 62; Sir Samuel Goldman, former senior civil servant, 84; Sir Charles Hardie, chartered accountant, 86; Mr Warren Hawksley MP, 53; Mr Terry Holmes, rugby player, 39; Mr Hugh Johnson, wine writer, 57; General Sir John Learmont, former Quarter Master General, Ministry of Defence, 62; Mr Anthony Leonard, Chief Constable, Humberside, 57; Mr Michael Montague, chairman, Montague Multinational Ltd, 64; Mr Graeme Odgers, chairman, Monopolies and Mergers Commission, 62; Sir Michael Straker, former chairman, Northumbrian Water, 68; Mr Peter Wormald, Registrar General for England and Wales, 60.

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