Birthdays

TODAY: Princess Michael of Kent, 49; Mrs Margaret Beckett MP, 51; Mr Frank Bough, television presenter, 61; Mr Lloyd Bridges, actor, 81; Mr Nigel Briers, cricketer, 39; Sir Neil Cossons, Director, Science Museum, 55; Lord Dacre of Glanton, historian and former Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, 80; Miss Jane Drabble, assistant managing director, BBC Network Television, 47; Mr Anthony Forbes, joint senior partner, Cazenove & Co, 56; Professor Clifford Formston, veterinary surgeon, 87; Professor Percy Garnham, medical protozoologist, 93; Sir John Junor, former Editor, Sunday Express, 75; Mr Melvin J. Lasky, former Editor and Publisher of Encounter, 74; Lord Lever of Manchester, former government minister, 80; Professor Peter Maitlis, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Sheffield University, 61; Miss Margaret O'Brien, actress, 57; Mr Paul Parker, cricketer, 38; Miss Maria Schell, actress, 68; Lord Simon of Glaisdale, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 83; Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge, former MP and publicist, 89; Mr John Terraine, author, 73; Mr Frank Thornton, actor and comedian, 73; Sir John Wordie, barrister, 70.

TOMORROW: Mr Colin Banks, graphic designer, 62; Sir Alastair Blair, formerly Captain of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, 86; Air Marshal Sir Robert Craven, 78; Sir Robin Dunn, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 76; Professor John Enderby, physicist, 63; Professor Sir Peter Hirsch, metallurgist, 69; Sir John Layden, former chairman, Association of Metropolitan Authorities, 68; Professor Elaine Murphy, psychogeriatrician, 47; Mr Richard Ormond, Director, National Maritime Museum, 55; Miss Nadine Peppard, race relations consultant, 72; Mr Keith Shackleton, artist and naturalist, 71; Professor Sir Frederick Stewart, geologist, 78; Lord Thomson of Monifieth, former chairman, IBA, 73; Mr Cliff Thorburn, snooker player, 46; Miss Christine Truman, tennis player, 53; Lady (Marina) Vaizey, art critic, 56; Professor Sir William Wade QC, former Master, Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, 76; Mr James Watson, chairman, NFC, 59; Mr Michael White, theatre and film producer, 58.

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