Birthdays

The Right Rev Lord Blanch, former Archbishop of York, 77; Sir Gordon Bryce, former Chief Justice of the Bahamas, 81; The Earl of Clarendon, chairman and managing director, Seccombe, Marshall and Campion, 61; Dr Macdonald Critchley, neurologist, 94; Mr Andrew Davis, musical director, Glyndebourne Opera, 50; The Very Rev Dr Victor de Waal, former Dean of Canterbury, 65; Mr Abba Eban, former Israeli foreign minister, 79; Mr Glynn Edwards, actor, 63; Sir Norman Fowler MP, 56; M Valery Giscard d'Estaing, former President of France, 68; Mr Hughie Green, former broadcaster, 74; Mr David Jason, actor, 54; Mr David Jones, chief executive, Next, 51; Sir Chips Keswick, chairman, Hambros Bank, 54; Mr Barry McGuigan, featherweight boxing champion, 33; Dame Alix Meynell, former senior civil servant, 91; Miss Libby Purves, broadcaster,44; Lord Reigate, former MP, 89; Miss Elaine Stritch, actress and singer, 67.

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