Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Basil Bean, chief executive, National House-Building Council, 63; Lord Beloff, former principal, University College at Buckingham, 81; Dr Hans Bethe, physicist, 88; Mr Kenneth Clarke MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 54; Lady Crawshay, chairman, Local Government Boundary Commission, Wales, 67; Sir Hugh Cubitt, chairman, London Advisory Committee, English Heritage, 66; Mr Dennis Flanders, artist, 79; Miss Jerry Hall, model, 38; Lord Home of the Hirsel, former prime minister, 91; Mr Ian Irvine, Chairman, Reed Elsevier, 58; M Rene Lacoste, former tennis champion, 89; Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor, 67; Mr Dennis Marks, General Director, English National Opera, 46; Sir Ferdinand Mount Bt, Editor, Times Literary Supplement, 55; Lord Owen, former MP, 56; Lord Sieff of Brimpton, Honorary President, Marks and Spencer, 81; Mrs Ann Taylor MP, 47; Mr John Timpson, broadcaster, 66; Canon Frederick Tindall, Principal Emeritus, Salisbury Theological College, 94; The Duke of Wellington, Colonel-in-Chief, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, and former Lt-Col Commanding the Household Cavalry, 79; Sir Alan Wilson, former chairman, Glaxo Group, 88.

TOMORROW: Miss Evelyn Anthony, author, 66; Mr Michael Brown MP, 43; Sir Bernard Burrows, former diplomat, 84; Mr Tom Cruise, actor, 32; Sir William Deakin, former warden, St Antony's College, Oxford, 81; Sir Eric Franklin, former Indian civil servant, 84; Mr David Gandolfo, racehorse trainer, 56; Mr Neil Gerrard MP, 52; The Hon Sir Eustace Gibbs, former Vice-Marshal, the Diplomatic Corps, 65; Sir Richard Hadlee, cricketer, 43; Mr Carlos Kleiber, conductor, 64; Mr Anthony Lester, Chairman, Runnymede Trust, 58; Mr Iain Macdonald-Smith, yachtsman, 49; Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Mackenzie, 81; The Very Rev Dr William McMillan, Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, 67; Mr Michael Martin MP, 49; Lord Mulley, former MP and government minister, 76; Mr Stavros Niarchos, shipping magnate, 85; Professor Michael Oliver, cardiologist, 69; Miss Susan Penhaligon, actress, 44; Professor Gwendoline Rees, zoologist, 88; Mr Ken Russell, film director, 67; Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, founder of homes for the disabled, 71; Mr Geoffrey Sammons, former senior partner, Allen & Overy, 70; Mr Francis Steegmuller, author, 88; Miss Heather Steel, circuit judge, 54; Mr Tom Stoppard, playwright, 57; Sir John Swan, Premier of Bermuda, 59; Sir John Waite, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 62; Sir John Wills, Lord-Lieutenant of Avon, 66; Mr Paul Young, actor, 50.

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