Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Scobie Breasley, jockey, 79; Miss Teresa Brewer, actress and singer, 63; Lord Briggs, historian, 73; Mr Peter Carey, author, 51; Sir Charles Cunningham, former senior civil servant, 88; Professor Alan Cuthbert, Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 62; Sir Reay Geddes, former chairman, Dunlop, 82; Professor Robert Goodden, architect, 85; Sir James Gowans, former deputy chairman, Medical Research Council, 70; The Right Rev Robert Halliday, Bishop of Brechin, 62; Mr Robin Hanbury- Tenison, explorer and author, 58; Mr David Hatch, Adviser to the Director-General, BBC, 55; Mr Michael Hawkes, former deputy chairman, Kleinwort Benson, 65; Sir Lenox Hewitt, industrialist, 77; Lord Kirkhill, former Lord Provost of Aberdeen, 64; Mr David Leach, potter, 83; Mr Calum Macdonald MP, 38; Sir Basil Nield, former MP and High Court judge, 91; Dr Tony O'Reilly, chairman, president and chief executive, HJ Heinz, and rugby player, 58; Mr Richard O'Sullivan, actor, 50; Mrs Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, author, 67; Mr William Pybus, chairman, Homeowners Friendly Society, 71; Mr Christopher Saunders, headmaster, Lancing College, 54; Sir Arthur Snelling, former diplomat, 80; Miss Elizabeth Soderstrom, soprano, 67; Mr Clive Soley MP, 55; Mr David Tomlinson, actor, 77; Sir Alan Traill, former Lord Mayor of London, 59; Maj-Gen Henry Woods, vice Lord-Lieutenant, North Yorkshire, 70.

TOMORROW: Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist, 68; Mr Peter Benchley, author, 54; Sir James Blyth, chief executive, Boots Company, 54; Mr Jack Charlton, football manager, 59; Sir Anthony Dawson, consulting physician, former Physician to the Queen, 66; Sir Ian Denholm, chairman, J. & J. Denholm, 67; Viscount Falkland, former chief executive, CT Bowring (Trading) Holdings, 59; Mr Gary Glitter, rock singer, 50; Miss Heather Harper, soprano, 64; Sir Leonard Hoffmann, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 60; Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 69; Mr David Kendall, chairman, Bunzl, 59; Mr Norman Lamont MP, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 52; Dr Graham Leonard, former Bishop of London, 73; Miss Felicity Lott, soprano, 47; Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, deputy Chairman of Committees, and a Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 80; Vice-Admiral Sir Neville Purvis, Chief of Fleet Support, 58; Dr John Reid MP, 46; Mr Alastair Service, writer and publisher, 61; Air Marshal Sir Michael Simmons, secretary, Council of Justice for Animals and Humane Slaughter Association, 57; Mr John Snagge, BBC commentator, 90; Sir Ronald Waterhouse, High Court judge, 68; Sir Philip Wilkinson, former deputy chairman, National Westminster Bank, 67.

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