Birthdays

Today: Lord Aldington, barrister, 82; Mr Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State, Social Security, 41; Mr Julian Clary, actor and comedian, 37; Miss Jeanne Crain, film actress, 71; Mr Eric Deacon, actor, 36; Dr Carel de Wet, former South African ambassador, 73; The Right Rev Brian Foley, former Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, 86; Miss Margaret Forster, novelist and biographer, 58; Mr Peter Foster, former ambassador to West Germany, 72; Miss Livia Gollancz, publisher, 76; Sir Eldon Griffiths, former MP, 71; Baroness Hooper, solicitor and former government minister, 57; Mr Ralph Howell MP, 73; Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, Lord Lyon King of Arms, 58; Sir Ian McKellen, actor, 57; The Right Rev Michael Mann, former Dean of Windsor, 72; Mr Dillwyn Miles, the Herald Bard, 80; Lord Plummer of St Marylebone, president, Portman Building Society, 82; Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP, 58; Mr Alastair Sharp QC, former circuit judge, 85; Miss Beverley Sills, operatic soprano and former director, New York City Opera, 67; Mr Dave Lee Travis, disc jockey, 51; Professor Sir Frances Vallat QC, Emeritus Professor of International Law, London University, 84; Mr David Wynne, sculptor, 70.

Tomorrow: Mr James Arness, film actor, 73;Mr Michael Bates MP, Assistant Government Whip, 35; M Jacques Bergerac, actor, 69; Miss Helena Bonham- Carter, actress, 30; Miss Zola Budd, athlete, 30; Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP, 47; Mr Roy Dotrice, actor, 71; Sir David English, Editor-in-chief and Chairman, Associated Newspapers, 65; Sir Peter Fry MP, 65; Mrs Judith Goodland, Headmistress, Wycombe Abbey School, 58; Mr Anthony Greener, chief executive and chairman, Guinness plc, 56; Lord Gridley, former overseas administrator, 90; Sir Douglas Hardie, chairman, Edward Parker & Co, 73; Sir Kenneth Jones, former High Court judge, 75; Sir Patrick Kingsley, former Keeper of the Records, Duchy of Cornwall, 88; Miss Peggy Lee, singer, 76; Mr Alec McCowen, actor, 71; Professor William McHardy, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University, 85; Lord Mayfield, former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 75; Mr Michael Portillo MP, Secretary of State for Defence, 43; Mr David Prichard, Headmaster, Wycliffe College, 62; Mr Anthony Quick, former Headmaster, Bradfield College, 72; Sir Colin Sampson, former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, 67; Lord Stevens of Ludgate, chairman, United Newspapers, 60; Wing Commander Sir Kenneth Stoddart, former Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, 82; Mr Glenn Turner, cricketer, 49; Air Marshal Sir John Walker, 60; Mr Roger Westbrook, ambassador to Portugal, 55.

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