Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Eva Bartok, actress, 65; Mr Peter Batty, television and film producer, 63; Mr James Bishop, Editor-in-chief, Illustrated London News Publications, 65; Mr Michael Blakemore, theatre director, 66; Mr Ian Carmichael, actor, 74; Mr Carl de Winter, former Secretary-General, Federation of British Artists, 60; Mr Paul Eddington, actor, 67; Mr Barry Evans, actor, 51; Miss Patricia Hutchinson, former ambassador to Uruguay, 68; Mr Roy Jackson, former Assistant General Secretary, TUC, 66; General Sir Brian Kenny, governor, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 60; Sir Dennis Landau, former chief executive, CWS, 67; Mr Paul McCartney, former Beatle, 52; Miss Alison Moyet, singer, 33; Sir Peter Phillips, former chairman, AB Electronics, 64; Miss Delia Smith, television cook, 53; Mr John Young, actor, 78.

TOMORROW: Mr Robert Ainsworth MP, 42; Sir Michael Alexander, former UK Permanent Representative, Nato, 58; The Duke of Atholl, former President, Scottish Landowners Federation, 63; Dr Neil Chalmers, Director, Natural History Museum, 52; Sir Terence Clark, diplomat, 60; Sir Allan Davis, former Lord Mayor of London, 73; The Right Rev John Dennis, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, 63; Mr Charlie Drake, comedian, 69; Lt-Gen Sir Peter Duffell, Inspector General, Doctrine and Training, Ministry of Defence, 55; Miss Ena Evans, Headmistress, King Edward VI High School, Birmingham, 56; M Louis Jourdan, actor, 75; Mr Bryan Kneale, sculptor, 64; Rear-Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles, former MP, 80; Brigadier Eileen Nolan, former director, WRAC, 74; Mr Michael O'Brien MP, 40; Mr Raymond Powell MP, 66; Sir Francis Purchas, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 75; Mr Salman Rushdie, novelist, 47; Sir John Sheil, judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland, 56; Sir Alfred Shepperd, former chairman and chief executive, Wellcome Foundation, 69; Mr David Somerset, Fellow and Financial Adviser, Peterhouse, Cambridge, 64; Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Derek Steele-Perkins, 86.

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