Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Mary Hayley Bell, playwright, 83; Miss Linda Blair, actress, 35; Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson, former Controller of the Navy, 69; Mr John Collier, chairman, Nuclear Electric plc, 59; Sir John Cotton, former diplomat, 85; Sir Charles Davis, former Counsel to the Speaker, 85; Mr George Foreman, heavyweight boxing champion, 46; Commander the Hon John Fremantle, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, 67; Miss Ann Goddard QC, Recorder of the Crown Court, 58; Miss Margaret Hall, head of design, British Museum, 58; Lord Hughes, former Minister of State for Scotland, 83; Mr John Hurt, actor, 54; Mr John Last, head of Corporate Affairs, Littlewoods Organisation, 54; Miss Piper Laurie, actress, 62; Baroness Lockwood, former President, Birkbeck College, 70; Miss Elizabeth Lynne MP, 46; Mr Sam Perry, rock singer, 41; Miss Nyree Dawn Porter, actress, 58; Sir Alfred Ramsey, former soccer manager, 74; Mrs Claire Rayner, journalist and broadcaster, 63; Dr Denis Rebbeck, former chief of Harland and Wolff, 80; Mrs Gillian Shephard MP, Secretary of State for Employment, 54; Miss Ann Sothern, actress, 85; Mr Michael Spicer MP, 51; Sir Hilary Talbot, former High Court judge, 82; Sir Graham Wilkins, former chairman and chief executive, Thorn EMI, 70.

TOMORROW: Lord Denning, former Master of the Rolls, 95; Mrs Gillian duCharme, Headmistress, Benenden School, 56; Air Marshal Sir John Duxbury, 60; Sir John Grenside, chartered accountant, 73; Brigadier Donald Hardie, Lord- Lieutenant, Strathclyde Region, 58; Mr Bill Hayden, Governor-General of Australia, 61; Sir Harold Hood Bt, former Circulation Director, Catholic Herald, 78; Mr Thomas Hudson, former Chairman, ICL Ltd, 79; Sir James Lighthill, former Provost, University College, London, 70; Miss Jeanne Moreau, actress, 66; Mr Bob Paisley, former football manager, 75; Sir Alick Rankin, chairman, Scottish & Newcastle plc, 59; Mr Edward Rowlands MP, 54; Sir Kenneth Scott, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen, 63; Lord Strathcarron, motorist and author, 70; Lord Sutherland, senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 62; Mrs Joan Walley MP, 45; Mr Brian Weight, chief constable, Dorset, 58.

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