Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Frith Banbury, theatrical director, 84; The Rev Professor Charles Barrett, theologian, 79; Mr Michael Barrymore, entertainer, 44; The Right Rev David Farmbrough, former Bishop of Bedford, 67; Sir Stephen Hastings, former MP, 75; Mr Robert Hendrie, ambassador to Uruguay, 58; Sir David Hildyard, former diplomat, 80; Mr Brian Innes, jazz musician, 67; Sir Charles Irving, former MP, 73; Mrs Jane Kennedy MP, 38; The Hon Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd MP, 53; Mr Martyn Moxon, cricketer, 36; Mr Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt, 68; Sir Edward Pickering, executive vice-chairman of Times Newspapers, 84; Miss Liz Robertson, actress and singer, 42;Professor Marisa Robles, harpist, 59; Mr Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor, 65; Mr Edwin Russell, sculptor, 57; Mr Alexander Schouvaloff, former curator, Theatre Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, 62; Professor Robin Sibson, Vice-Chancellor, Kent University, 52; Sir Norman Siddall, mining engineer, 78; Lord Stoddart of Swindon, former MP and government minister, 70; Mr Eric Sykes, comedian and writer, 73; Miss Gillian Tindall, biographer, novelist and historian, 58; Mr John Watson, racing driver, 50; Professor Basil Yamey, economist, 77.

TOMORROW: Sir Michael Angus, chairman, Whitbread, 66; Mr Vivian Anthony, secretary, Headmasters' Conference, 58; Mr Grahame Clinton, cricketer, 43; Mrs Elizabeth Conran, curator, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 54; Miss Jean Corston MP, 54; Sir Alan Donald, former diplomat, 65; Miss Alice Faye, film actress and singer, 81; Sir Charles Fletcher-Cooke QC, former MP, 82; Mrs Joanna Foster, director, BT Forum, 57; Sir Victor Garland, former Australian High Commissioner, 62; General Sir Charles Harington, 86; Sir Brian Hayes, former senior civil servant, 67; Mr Vernon Mann, television journalist, 51; Mr John Maxton MP, 60; Mr Michael Palin, comedian and actor, 53; Lady Plowden, former chairman, IBA, 86; Mr Barry Reed, chairman, Austin Reed Group, 65; Mr Roger Rees, actor and playwright, 52; Mr James Stevens, composer, 66; Miss Dilys Watling, actress, 50; Mr Jonathan Weeks, managing director, Woolworth, 58; The Right Rev Gordon Wheeler, Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Leeds, 86; Mr John Whitaker, cricketer, 34; Professor Sir Glanmor Williams, historian, and former chairman, Ancient Monuments Board (Wales), 76; Miss Tammy Wynette, singer, 54; Mr Gerard Young, former Lord Lieutenant of South Yorks, 86.

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