Birthdays

TODAY: Dr Robin Alston, bibliographer, 61; Mr Malcolm Binns, concert pianist, 58; Lord Braybrooke, Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, 62; Mr Leslie Bricusse, composer, 63; Maj-Gen Sir George Burns, 83; Mr Peter Byrne, actor and director, 66; Lord Clyde, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 62; Dr Alec Coppen, neuropsychiatrist, 71; The Right Rev Dom Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside, 53; Mr John Forsythe, actor, 77; Miss Germaine Greer, feminist and author, 55; Lord Gregson, non-executive director, Fairey Group, 70; Mrs Carola Grindea, Editor, Piano Journal, 80; Professor Dr Frank Hartley, Vice- Chancellor, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 52; Mr Timothy Healy, actor and comedian, 42; Mr Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher, 84; Earl Howe, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 43; Mr John Junkin, actor and scriptwriter, 64; Mr Sean Kerly, hockey player, 34; Miss Margaret Laird, Third Church Estates Commissioner, 61; Lord Lane of Horsell, chartered accountant and company chairman, 69; Mr Henry Lewis, former deputy chairman, Berisford International, 68; Mr Victor Mature, actor, 79; Mr Michael Mavor, Headmaster, Rugby School, 47; Mr Richard Needham MP, Minister of State, Trade and Industry, 52; Mr James Nicholson, MEP, 49; Mr Cecil Redfern, chairman, Godfrey Davies, 77; Mr Andy Roberts, cricketer, 43; Miss Katharine Ross, actress, 51; Professor Abdus Salam, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 68; Mr Tom Selleck, actor, 49; Mr Raman Subba Row, former Chairman, Test and County Cricket Board, 62; Viscount Tonypandy, former Speaker of the House of Commons, 85; Mr Brian Trubshaw, former test pilot, 70.

TOMORROW: Sir Herbert Ashworth, former chairman, Nationwide Building Society, 84; Mr Jack Bowman, Chief Constable, Tayside, 63; Sir Frederick Catherwood, MEP, 69; Sir John Dutton Clerk of Penicuik Bt, former Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian, 77; Miss Christina Foyle, bookseller, 83; Sir Robert Gatehouse, High Court judge, 70; Mr Gene Hackman, actor, 62; Mr Patrick Heron, abstract painter, 74; Professor Christopher Howes, Second Commissioner and chief executive of the Crown Estate, 52; The Earl of Huntingdon, racehorse trainer, 46; Viscount Long, a Lord- in-Waiting, 65; Lord Lowry, former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, 75; Sir Charles Mantell, High Court judge, 57; Professor JS Mason, Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University, 60; Mr Mitch Murray, song composer and producer, 54; Sir Foley Newns, former overseas administrator, 85; Professor Alexander Ogston, former President, Trinity College, Oxford, 83; Mr Denys Oppe, former chairman, M & G Group, 81; Mr Louis Osman, architect and goldsmith, 80; Mr Hal Prince, theatrical director and producer, 66; Miss Victoria Principal, actress and writer, 44; Mr John Profumo, President, Toynbee Hall, 79; Miss Vanessa Redgrave, actress, 57; Mr Derek Ricketts, show jumper, 44; Viscount St Davids, a Lord-in- Waiting, 55; Mr Boris Spassky, chess champion, 56.

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