Birthdays

Prince Henry of Wales, 10; The Rev Professor Peter Ackroyd, Old Testament scholar, 77; Mr Richard Arnell, composer, conductor and film maker, 77; Mr Charles Bone, painter and lecturer, 68; Professor John Russell Brown, Professor of Theatre, Michigan University, 71; General Eva Burrows, Salvation Army, 65; Mr Jackie Cooper, actor, 72; Dame Sylvia Crowe, landscape architect, 93; Lord Eden of Winton, former government minister, 69; Professor Brian Fender, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University, 60; General Sir Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour, former UK Military Representative, Nato, 81; Mr Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor, 61; Dr Richard Gordon, novelist, 73; Sir Philip Harris, chairman, Carpetright of London, 52; Mr Clive Merrison, actor, 49; Miss Jessye Norman, soprano, 49; Viscount Norwich, historian, 65; Mr Mike Procter, cricketer, 48; Mr Abdul Qadir, cricketer, 39; Mr Glen Renfrew, former chief executive of Reuters, 66; Sir Clive Rose, former diplomat, 73; Sir Konrad Schiemann, High Court judge, 57; Lady Soames (Dame Mary Soames), author, Chairman, Royal National Theatre Board, 72; Sir Peter Studd, former Lord Mayor of London, 78; Mr Graham Taylor, manager, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, 50; Mr George Walden MP, 55; Sir Richard Way, former university principal, 80; Sir John Williams, former diplomat, 72; Mr David Wilmott, radio newsreader and presenter, 63.

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