Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Bridge of Harwich, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 77; Mr Peter Carter-Ruck, solicitor, 80; Mr Johnny Cash, singer, 62; Sir Peter Cazalet, chairman, APV plc, 65; Mr Antoine 'Fats' Domino, singer, 66; Mr David Edgar, playwright, 46; Sir Donald Farquharson, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 66; Sir James Goldsmith, chief executive, Goldsmith Foundation, 61; Dr Basil Greenhill, author and nautical consultant, 74; Miss Emma Kirkby, soprano, 45; Professor Noreen Murray, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Edinburgh University, 59; Sir Michael Perry, chairman, Unilever, 60; Mr Tony Selby, actor, 56; Miss Sandie Shaw, singer, 47; Mr Everton Weekes, cricketer, 69.

TOMORROW: Mr Frank Allaun, journalist and former MP, 81; Mr Paddy Ashdown MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats, 53; Mr Tom Chadbon, actor, 48; Viscount Cowdray, president, Pearson plc, 84; Mr Peter De Vries, novelist, 84; Sir Peter Emery MP, 68; Sir Berkeley Gage, former ambassador, 90; Viscount Head, former racehorse trainer, 57; Mr Alan Jinkinson, general secretary, Nalgo, 59; Mr Mervyn Jones, author, 72; Sir Hugh Leggatt, former fine art dealer, 69; Mr Edward Lucie-Smith, poet and art critic, 61; Mr Geoffrey Maitland Smith, chairman, Sears plc, 61; Mr Ralph Nader, author and consumer activist, 60; Rabbi Julia Neuberger, 44; Mr Graeme Pollock, cricketer, 50; Mr Alberto Remedios, operatic singer, 59; Mr Gene Sarazen, golfer, 92; Professor Roger Scruton, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University, 50; Mr Magnus MacDonald Shearer, Lord-Lieutenant of Shetland, 70; Miss Antoinette Sibley, prima ballerina, 55; Sir Andrew Sloan, former Chief Constable of Strathclyde, 63; Mr Kenzo Takada, fashion designer, 55; Miss Elizabeth Taylor, actress, 62; Air Chief Marshal Sir Sandy Wilson, Air Member for Personnel and Air Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, 53; Miss Joanne Woodward, actress, 64; Lord Young of Graffham, executive chairman, Cable and Wireless, 62.

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