Birthdays

TODAY: The Duke of York, 34; Maj-Gen Peter Baldwin, chief executive, Radio Authority, 67; Sir John Collyear, chairman, USM Texon, 67; The Rev Gwynne Henton Davies, Principal Emeritus, Regent's Park College, Oxford, 88; Sir Nicholas Fenn, High Commissioner to India, 58; Lord Forbes, premier Lord of Scotland, 76; Mr John Freeman, international relations consultant, 79; Lord Henniker, former ambassador, 78; The Right Rev Ross Hook, Assistant Bishop, Canterbury, 77; Mr Andrew Jameson, swimmer, 29; Miss Hana Mandlikova, tennis champion, 32; Mr Keith Mans MP, 48; Professor Bernard Meadows, sculptor, 79; Sir John N. Nicholson, former chairman, Ocean Steam Ship Co, 83; Sir Daniel Pettit, former chairman, National Freight Corporation, 79; Mrs Erin Pizzey, founder, battered wives' homes, 55; Mr Smokey Robinson, singer, 54; Mr Colin Sharman, senior partner, KPMG Peat Marwick, 51; Miss Gwen Taylor, actress, 55; Mr Brian Tesler, deputy chairman, LWT (Holdings), 65.

TOMORROW: Mr Robert Altman, film director, 69; Mr Roy Beggs MP, 58; Mr Gordon Brown MP, 43; Dr Ruth Gipps, composer and conductor, 73; Mr Jimmy Greaves, television commentator, 54; Mr Eddie Hemmings, cricketer, 45; Sir Owain Jenkins, former company director in India, 87; Commandant Dame Marion Kettlewell, former Director, WRNS, 80; Mr Roger Knapman MP, 50; Mr Mike Leigh, playwright and theatre director, 51; Mr Donald Longmore, cardiac surgeon, 66; Mr Norman Miscampbell QC, former MP, 69; John Murphy, chairman, Interbrand Group plc, 50; Mr Phil Neal, former England footballer, 43; Mr David O'Dowd, chief constable, Northamptonshire, 52; Sir Frederick Page, former chief executive, British Aerospace, 77; Dr Valerie Payne, Headmistress, Malvern Girls' College, 54; Mr Sidney Poitier, actor, 67; Vice-Admiral Sir Cameron Rusby, former chief executive, Scottish SPCA, 68; Mr William Walker MP, 65; Mr George Waring, actor and director, 67.

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