Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Svetlana Beriozova, former ballerina, 62; Sir Mervyn Brown, former diplomat, 71; Professor Geoffrey Burbidge, astronomer, 69; Professor Terence Burlin, Rector, University of Westminster, 63; Mr Collin Cowe, former Senior Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford, 77; Sir Seymour Egerton, former chairman, Coutts Bank, 79; Mr Brian Glanville, author and journalist, 63; Vice-Admiral Sir Alan Grose, 57; Professor Richard Hoggart, author and former Warden of Goldsmiths' College, London, 76; Mrs Catherine Hughes, Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, 61; Mr Robert Jackson MP, 48; Sir David Lane, former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, 72; Mr Robert Lang, actor and director, 60; Air Marshal Sir John Lapsley, 78; Mrs Linda McCartney, photographer, 53; Professor George McNicol, former Principal, University of Aberdeen, 65; Professor Bernard Nevill, textile designer, 60; Mr Anthony Newley, actor, singer and composer, 63; Mr Richard Northcott, film producer, 47; Mr Richard Spring MP, 48; Mr Lawrence Urquhart, chairman and chief executive, Burmah Castrol, 59; Sir Jean-Pierre Warner, High Court judge, 70.

TOMORROW: Professor Struther Arnott, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, St Andrews University, 60; Mr Norman Ayrton, theatre and opera director, 70; Mr Ronnie Barker, comedian, 65; Mr Bishin Bedi, cricketer, 48; Mr Leon Brittan QC, a vice-president, Commission of the European Communities, 55; Sir Colin Davis, conductor, 67; Mr Michael Douglas, actor, 50; Sir John Farr, former MP, 72; Mr Andrew Gardner, television newsreader, 62; Sir Florizel Glasspole, former

governor-general of Jamaica, 85; Sir David Hunt, former diplomat and quiz-winner, 81; General Sir Edward Jones, UK Military Representative to Nato, 58; Miss Felicity Kendal, actress, 48; Professor Sir Edgar Mitchell, physicist, 69; Miss Juliet Prowse, singer and actress, 57; Mr Christopher Reeve, actor, 42; Mr Timothy Severin, author and explorer, 54; Mr Michael Stephen MP, 52; Miss Vivien Stern, director, Nacro, 53; Commandant Daphne Swallow, former Director of the WRNS, 62; Miss Rowena Vining, former diplomat, 73; Miss Barbara Walters, television presenter, 63; Mr Nicholas Wood, president, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 46.

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