Birthdays

Mr Alan Alda, actor, 58; Mr Bobby Ball, comedian, 50; Mr Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer, 46; Mr Acker Bilk, jazz clarinetist, 64; Mr James Callaghan MP, 67; Miss Enid Castle, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College, 58; Sir Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor, 81; Mr James Cran MP, 50; Mr John Edmonds, trade union leader, 50; Mr Michael Falcon, chairman, Norwich Union Insurance, 66; Sir Anthony Garner, parliamentary and public affairs consultant, 67; Miss Patricia Garwood, actress, 53; Miss Frances Gumley, television and radio producer and broadcaster, 39; Mr John Hughes, former Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, 67; Mr Bill Jordan, president, AEEU, 58; Sir Timothy Kitson, chairman, Provident Financial Group, and former MP, 63; Professor David Lodge, author and Honorary Professor of Literature, Birmingham University, 59; Mr Alfred Marks, actor and comedian, 73; Mr Claes Oldenburg, artist, 65; Mr Gordon Prentice MP, 43; Mr Nick Raynsford MP, 49; Mr Ronnie Scott, jazz musician, 67; Maj-Gen Martin Sinnatt, senior executive and secretary, Kennel Club, 66; Sir Trevor Skeet MP, 76; Professor John Tavener, composer, 50; Mr David Thompson, chairman, Rank Xerox, 62; Sir Michael Weir, former diplomat, 69; The Rev Barrington White, former Principal, Regent's Park College, Oxford, 60; The Right Rev James Whyte, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 74; Lord Windlesham, Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford, 62; Robert Wyatt, rock musician, 49.

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