Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Jack Brabham, racing driver, 68; Mr Graham Bright MP, 52; Mr Linford Christie, athlete, 34; Mr Richard Collinge, cricketer, 48; Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Dhenin, 76; Sir Richard Dobbs, Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, 75; Mr Leslie Farrer-Brown, former chairman, Alliance Building Society, 90; Sir Christopher France, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 60; Mr George MacDonald Fraser, author and journalist, 69; Mr Paul Gambaccini, disc jockey, 45; Miss Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist, 65; Mr Brian Glover, actor, 60; Mrs Myra Green, Director, East European Partnership, VSO, 56; Sir Alec Guinness, actor, 80; Sir Ian Hunter, impresario, 75; Miss Penelope Keith, actress, 54; Sir Peter Lazarus, Director, Manchester Ship Canal, 68; Sir Peter Middleton, a deputy chairman, Barclays Bank, 60; Sir Robert Munro, former president of the Fiji Senate, 87; Maj-Gen Christopher Popham, former director, British Atlantic Committee, 67; Mr Michael Rizzello, sculptor and coin designer, 68; Sir Denis Rooke, former chairman, British Gas, 70; Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Thompson, 63; Miss Sue Townsend, author, 48.

TOMORROW: Professor Janet Bately, Professor of English Language and Mediaeval Literature, King's College London, 62; Mr Timothy Bateson, actor, 68; Mr Tony Benn MP, 69; Sir Jeffery Bowman, former chairman, Price Waterhouse Europe, 59; Mr Marlon Brando, actor, 70; Canon Anthony Caesar, Extra Chaplain to the Queen, 70; Mr Theo Crosby, architect and designer, 69; Miss Doris Day, actress and singer, 70; Mr Dennis Farr, former director, Courtauld Institute Galleries, 65; Mr William Gaunt, actor, 57; The Duke of Grafton, conservationist, 75; Herr Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, 64; Mr Jonathan Lynn, director, actor and author, 51; Sir Martin Nourse, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 62; Sir John Smith, founder of The Landmark Trust, 71; Miss Jan Sterling, actress, 71; Lt- Cdr Sir Godfrey Style, governor, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation, 79; Mr Francis Tate, former chairman, Tate and Lyle, 81; Mr Richard Thompson, guitarist and songwriter, 45; Sir Malcolm Thornton MP, 55; Professor Kathleen Tillotson, scholar and author, 88; Mr John Virgo, snooker player, 48.

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