Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Geoffrey Archer, television newscaster, 50; Dr John Armitage, Principal, College of St Hild and St Bede, 62; Lord Clydesmuir, Lord- Lieutenant for Lanarkshire, 77; Mr Michael Crick, television journalist, 36; Baron Guy de Rothschild, banker, 85; Mr Malcolm Fraser, former prime minister of Australia, 64; Mr David Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Wales, 52; Mr Terry Lightfoot, bandleader and jazz musician, 59; Mr Leonard Manasseh, architect, 78; Dr Leonard Mullins, authority on rubber, 76; Mr Andrew Neil, Editor, the Sunday Times, 45; Miss Rosalind Plowright, soprano, 45; Mr Harold Robbins, novelist, 78; Mrs Mary Robinson, President of the Irish Republic, 50; Mr Leo Sayer, singer, 46; Professor Sir David Smith, President, Wolfson College, Oxford, 64; Mr Robert Welch, designer and silversmith, 65; Professor Stanley Wells, Shakespearean scholar, 64; Mr Desmond Wilcox, radio and television presenter, 63; The Right Rev Mark Wood, former Bishop of Ludlow, 75; Mr James Woodhouse, director, ISIS East, 61.

TOMORROW: M Charles Aznavour, singer, 70; Mr Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, 63; Mr Richard Benjamin, actor, 56; Mr George Best, former footballer, 48; Miss Cheryl Campbell, actress, 45; Mr Menzies Campbell MP, 53; Miss Jean Challis, radio presenter, 60; Viscount Dunrossil, former Governor of Bermuda, 68; The Right Rev Douglas Feaver, former Bishop of Peterborough, 80; Professor Sir William Hawthorne, former Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 81; Sir Mark Heath, former diplomat, 67; Mr Anthony Holden, journalist and broadcaster, 47; Sir Edwin Leather, writer and broadcaster, and former Governor of Bermuda, 75; Viscount Marchwood, managing director, Moet & Chandon (London), 58; Mr Paul Mariner, footballer, 41; Mr Victor Montagu, former MP, 88; Sir Alan Pullinger, former chairman, Haden Carrier, 81; Mrs Betty Williams, joint Nobel Peace prize-winner, 51; Mr Ernest Wistrich, former director, European Movement, 71.

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