Birthdays

The Earl of Ancram MP, Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland, 49; Mr Christopher Beeny, actor, 53; Sir John Brown, publisher, 78; Miss Brenda Bruce, actress, 72; M Pierre Cardin, fashion designer, 72; Lord Carlisle of Bucklow QC, former government minister, 65; Sir Michael Colman, chairman, Reckitt & Colman, 66; Lord Denman, former company chairman, 78; Mr Charles Dyer, playwright, novelist and actor, 66; Mr David Faber MP, 33; Lord Farnham, chairman, Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association, 63; Mr Barry Field MP, 48; Miss Gretchen Franklin, actress, 83; Mr Richard Fries, Chief Charity Commissioner, 54; Dr Rae Gilchrist, physician, 95; Sir John Greenborough, chairman, Newarthill, 72; Rear-Admiral John Grove, 67; Lt-Gen Sir Ian Harris, racehorse breeder, 84; Major Richard Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, 63; Mr Michael Howard MP, Home Secretary, 53; Professor Tom Husband, Vice-Chancellor, Salford University, 58; Mr Tony Jacklin, golfer, 50; Mr Barry Jackson, Serjeant Surgeon to the Queen, 58; Mr Hamish MacInnes, mountaineer, 64; Sir Christopher Mallaby, Ambassador to France, 58; The Earl of Mansfield, First Crown Estate Commissioner, 64; Mr Gian Carlo Menotti, composer, 83; Mr Alessandro Nannini, racing driver, 35; Mr Bill Oddie, actor, comedian and ornithologist, 53; Mr Jon Pertwee, actor, 75; Mr Philip Reeves, etcher, 63; Sir Steven Runciman, historian, 91; Mr Ringo Starr, musician, 54; Sir Adam Thomson, former chairman, British Caledonian, 68; Sir Richard Turnbull, former Governor General, Kenya, 85; Professor Sir David Tweedie, chairman, Accounting Standards Board, 50.

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