Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Nicholas Barrington, High Commissioner to Pakistan, 60; Miss Gloria DeHaven, actress, 70; Sir Alastair Down, former chairman, Burmah Oil, 80; Mr David Essex, entertainer, 47; Mr Michael Foot, former MP, 81; Mr Graham Gooch, cricketer, 41; Mr Alastair Graham, former Headmaster, Mill Hill School, 62; The Rev Mrs Betsy Haworth, former Commissioner, Third Church Estates, 70; Sir Harry Hookway, former Pro-Chancellor, Loughborough University, 73; Mrs Elspeth Huxley, author, 87; Sir Charles Kerruish, president of Tynwald, Isle of Man, 77; Mr Viktor Korchnoi, chess champion, 63; Air Vice-Marshal George Lamb, 81; Mr David Lawman, former chairman, Prestige Group, 73; Mr Clive Rice, cricketer, 45; Sir Richard Rogers, architect, 61; Professor Andrew Rutherford, former Warden, Goldsmiths' College, 65; Sir John Stokes, former MP, 77; Mr Peter Twiss, former test pilot, 73.

TOMORROW: Mr Zaheer Abbas, cricketer, 47; Mr John Ambler, vice-president, Texaco, 60; Baroness Blatch, Minister of State for Education, 57; Mr Julian Brazier MP, 41; Miss Lynda Carter, actress and singer, 43; Sir Trevor Chinn, chairman and chief executive, Lex Service, 59; Mr Robin Cutler, director-general, Forestry Commission, 60; Lord Digby, Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset, 70; Mr Robert Farnon, composer, 78; Sir Edward Ford, Secretary and Registrar, the Order of Merit, 84; M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player, 47; Mr Charles Hambro, chairman, Hambros, 64; Mr James Hele, former High Master, St Paul's School, 68; Mr Wilfred Josephs, composer, 67; Vice-Admiral Sir David Loram, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, 70; Mr Edwin Mirvish, proprietor, the Old Vic, 80; Mr Les Reed, songwriter, 59; Mr Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, 76; Mr Christopher Smith MP, 43; Sir Colin Southgate, chairman and chief executive, Thorn EMI, 56; Miss Nora Swinburne, actress, 92; Professor Frank Thistlethwaite, founding Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia, 79; Mr Peter Yates, film director and producer, 65.

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