Birthdays

TODAY: The Countess of Albemarle, former chairman, the Development Commission, 85; Mr Chris Bonington, mountaineer, 60; Mr Richard Buckle, writer and critic, 78; Sir Michael Connell, High Court judge, 55; Mr Ronald Davies MP, 48; Mr Michael Deeley, film producer, 62; Colonel James Ellis Evans, former Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd, 84; Mr John Evans, Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall, 51; Mr Frank Finlay, actor, 68; Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Ford, 71; Dame Monica Golding, former Colonel Commandant, QARANC, 92; Sir Howard Hodgkin, painter, 62; Sir Freddie Laker, air travel pioneer, 72; Mr James Lees-Milne, architectural historian, 86; Miss Moira Lister, actress, 71; Sir Donald McCallum, former chairman of Ferranti, 72; The Rev William McCrea MP, 46; Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Macdonald, 85; Sir David Madel MP, 56; Mr Dom Mintoff, former prime minister of Malta, 78; Mr Robert Mitchum, actor, 77; Mr David O'Brien, racehorse trainer, 38; Sir Duncan Oppenheim, former president, British-American Tobacco, 90; Judge Valerie Pearlman, circuit judge, 58; Mr John Reid, jockey, 39; Lord Swaythling, chairman, Rothmans International, 66; Miss Barbara Windsor, actress, 57; Mr Charles Wood, television and film writer, 62.

TOMORROW: Mr David Allan, disc jockey, 55; The Right Rev David Bentley, Bishop of Gloucester, 59; Air Commodore Colin Cadell, 89; Mr Greg Chappell, cricketer, 46; Mr Neil Clarke, chairman, British Coal, 60; Professor Herbert Elvin, former Director, London University Institute of Education, 89; Mr Matthew Evans, chairman, Faber and Faber, 53; Sir Ian Fraser, former Chairman, Rolls-Royce Motors, 71; Mr Stan Freberg, television satirist, 68; The Right Rev Andrew Graham, Bishop of Newcastle, 65; Sir Paul Hawkins, former MP, 82; Mr Kenneth Kendall, broadcaster, 70; Miss Sue Lloyd, actress, 55; Mr Owen Luder, architect, 66; Dame Ella Macknight, gynaecologist, 90; Vice-Admiral Sir Hector Maclean, 86; Mr Matthew Parris, journalist, 45; Mr Nick Ross, journalist and broadcaster, 47; Mr Alexei Sayle, comedian, 42; Baroness Seear, deputy leader, Social and Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, 81; Mr Philip Snow, author, 79; Mr Roger Stott MP, 51; Mr Walter Swinburn, jockey, 33; Mr John Young, chairman and chief executive, Young & Co Brewery, 73.

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