Birthdays

TODAY: Lady Elizabeth Basset, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 86; The Right Rev Thomas Butler, Bishop of Leicester, 54; Admiral Sir Simon Cassels, 66; The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, premier Earl of Scotland, 67; Mr Jim Dowd MP, 43; Miss Samantha Eggar, actress, 55; Mr Anthony Hedges, composer, 63; The Most Rev Bruno Heim, former Apostolic Pro-Nuncio, 83; Mr Robin Herbert, chairman, Leopold Joseph Holdings, 60; Mr Richard Hickox, conductor, 46; Mrs Ann Longley, Headmistress, Roedean, 52; Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, chairman, Macfarlane Group, 68; Miss Elspeth March, actress, 83; Lord Marshall of Goring, Ambassador, World Association of Nuclear Operators, 62; Sir Derek Mitchell, former senior civil servant, 72; Miss Elaine Paige, actress and singer, 42; Sir Jack Rumbold, former president, Industrial Tribunals, 74; Mr Dean Stockwell, actor, 58; Air Marshal Sir Thomas Stonor, 58; Mr Barry Tuckwell, conductor and horn player, 63; Mr Des Wilson, Liberal Democratic campaigner, 53.

TOMORROW: Dr Madge Adam, astronomer, 82; Miss Jean Boht, actress, 58; Brigadier Michael Calvert, former SAS commander, 81; Mr William Davis, Chairman, British Tourist Authority, 61; Miss Kiki Dee, singer, 47; Mr Donald Dixon MP, 65; Professor Sir Charles Frank, physicist, 83; Mr David Gilmour, rock guitarist, 47; Mr Richard Giordano, chairman, British Gas, 60; Sir Alistair Grant, chairman and chief executive, Argyll Group, 57; Professor David Hendry, President, Royal Economic Society, 50; Professor Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, former President, Wolfson College, Oxford, 71; Mr Robert Innes, Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, 68; Miss Judy Loe, actress, 47; Mr Lorin Maazel, conductor, 64; Sir Hal Miller, former MP, 65; Mr Malcolm Moss MP, 51; Mr John Noakes, actor and television presenter, 60; Mr Richard Noble, world land speed record holder, 48; Mr Peter Roebuck, cricketer, 38; Sir Ian Dixon Scott, former ambassador, 85; The Right Rev David Sheppard, Bishop of Liverpool and former cricketer, 65; Sir Peter Stallard, former colonial administrator, 79; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, operatic soprano, 50; Mlle Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova, astronaut, 57; Dr David Whitaker, chairman, J. Whitaker & Sons, 63; Miss Mary Wilson, singer, 50; Mrs Ann Winterton MP, 53; Sir Oliver Wright, former ambassador in Washington, 73.

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