Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Nigel Althaus, former Government Broker, 67; Miss Brigitte Bardot, actress, 62; Mr Joseph Benton MP, 63; Sir Colin Berry, Professor of Morbid Anatomy, London University, 59; Lady Braye, 55; The Duke of Buccleuch, Captain, the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, 73; Sir Robin Buchanan, chairman, NHS Supplies Authority, 66; Lord Cockfield, a former vice-president, Commission of the European Communities, 80; Miss Joanna Drew, former Director, Hayward and Regional Exhibitions, South Bank, 67; Mr Peter Egan, actor, 50; Dame Phyllis Friend, former chief nursing officer, DHSS, 74; Lt-Gen Scott Grant, Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 52; Sir David Hannay, diplomat, 61; Mr Lyndon Harrison, MEP, 49; Sir Michael Harrison, High Court judge, 57; Dr Ronald Heywood, Director, British Antarctic Survey, 59; Sir Trevor Hughes, municipal engineer, 71; Sir Jeremy Isaacs, General Director, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 64; The Earl of Listowel, former government minister, 90; Miss Alice Mahon MP, 59; Miss Ellen Malcolm, painter, 73; Mr Marcello Mastroianni, actor, 72; Sir Peter Miller, former chairman of Lloyd's, 66; Major Edward Orr Ewing, Lord- Lieutenant of Wigtown, 65; Mr Max Schmeling, heavyweight boxer, 91; Miss Helen Shapiro, singer, 50.

TOMORROW: Mr Michelangelo Antonioni, film director, 84; Air Marshal Sir David Atkinson, former Director-General, RAF Medical Services, 72; Mr Gene Autry, actor, 85; Lord Avebury, former Liberal MP, 68; Sir John Balcombe, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 71; Mr Robert Benton, film director, 64; Mr Richard Bonynge, conductor, 66; Mr Chris Broad, cricketer, 39; Mr Sebastian Coe MP, 40; Mr Gareth Davies, rugby footballer, 40; Mr John Dawes, rugby player and coach, 56; Mr Colin Dexter, author, 66; Miss Anita Ekberg, actress, 65; Professor Dorothy Emmet, philosopher, 92; Miss Greer Garson, actress, 88; Mr Lance Gibbs, cricketer, 62; Miss Patricia Hodge, actress, 50; Professor Richard Hodges, archaeologist, 44; Professor Reginald Jones, natural philosopher, 85; Mr Henry Keswick, chairman, Matheson & Co, 58; Mr Jimmy Knapp, General Secretary, Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, 56; Mr Stanley Kramer, film producer, 83; Mr Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll singer, 61; Mr Murray McLaggan, Lord- Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, 67; Mr Rhodri Morgan MP, 57; Dr Colin Niven, Headmaster, Alleyn's School, 55; Canon Paul Oestreicher, 65; Sir Michael Partridge, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Social Security, 61; Miss Lizabeth Scott, actress, 74; Mr David Steele, cricketer, 55; The Right Rev Richard Third, former Bishop of Dover, 69; Mrs Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of Public Records, 51; Mr James Villiers, actor, 63; Mr Lech Walesa, president of Poland, 53.

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