Birthdays

TODAY: Mr David Amess MP, 42; Mr Alan Arkin, actor, 60; Mr Graham Barlow, cricketer, 44; Mr Pierre Boulez, conductor and composer, 69; Mr James Caan, actor, 55; Miss Carole Carr, singer, 66; Miss Kyung-wha Chung, concert violinist, 46; Lord Graham of Edmonton, former MP, 69; Mr William Hague MP, 33; Miss Jean Graham Hall, former circuit judge, 77; Lord Hooson QC, 69; Air Marshal Sir Peter Horsley, former chairman, ML Holdings, 73; Miss Elizabeth Jane Howard, novelist, 71; Sir George Jefferson, chairman, Videotron Corp, 73; Sir Bernard Katz, biophysicist, 83; The Earl of Kinnoull, former director, Woolwich Equitable Building Society, 59; Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, 80; Sir Leslie Melville, economist, 92; Mr Leonard Nimoy, actor, 63; Mr Geoffrey Paul, US affairs editor, Jewish Chronicle, 65; Mr Terry Pryce, chairman, Solway Foods, 60; Mr David Quilter, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, 73; Mr Harry Rabinowitz, conductor and composer, 78; Miss Diana Ross, singer, 50; Mr Colin Webb, Editor-in- chief, Press Association, 55.

TOMORROW: Lord Amery of Lustleigh, former MP, 75; Mr David Andrews, chairman, Gwion Ltd, 61; Miss Ruth Ashton, General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives, 55; Mr Robert Bauman, chief executive, SmithKline Beecham, 63; Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, barrister and author, 68; Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, former Prime Minister, 82; Mr Robert Cohan, dance director, 69; Mr Richard Denning, actor, 80; Miss Maria Ewing, opera singer, 44; Lord Fanshawe of Richmond, former MP, 67; Mr Julian Glover, actor, 59; Sir David Hancock, former senior civil servant, 60; Mr Nick Hawkins MP, 37; Mr Victor Hochhauser, impresario, 71; Lord Lyell, 55; Mr Geoffrey Parker, High Master, Manchester Grammar School, 61; Lord Plumb, MEP, 69; Mr Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist and conductor, 67; Mr Budd Schulberg, novelist and screenwriter, 80; Sir Richard Sharp, former senior civil servant, 79; Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, 56; Professor Margaret Stacey, sociologist, 72; Mr Frank Taylor, Chief Constable, Durham, 61; Mr Cyrus Vance, former US Secretary of State, 77; Mr Michael York, actor, 52.

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