Birthdays

TODAY: Professor Janet Bately, English language and mediaeval literature scholar, 61; Mr Timothy Bateson, actor, 67; Mr Tony Benn MP, 68; Sir Jeffery Bowman, chairman, Price Waterhouse Europe, 58; Mr Marlon Brando, actor, 69; Canon Anthony Caesar, an Extra Chaplain to the Queen, 69; Mr Theo Crosby, architect and designer, 68; Miss Doris Day, actress and singer, 69; Mr Dennis Farr, director, Courtauld Institute Galleries, 64; Sir Alistair Frame, chairman, British Steel, 64; Mr William Gaunt, actor, 56; The Duke of Grafton, conservationist, 74; Herr Helmut Kohl, German chancellor, 63; Mr Jonathan Lynn, director, actor and author, 50; Sir Martin Nourse, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 61; Miss Jan Sterling, actress, 70; Lt-Cdr Sir Godfrey Style, governor, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation, 78; Mr Francis Tate, former chairman, Tate and Lyle, 80; Mr Richard Thompson, guitarist and songwriter, 44; Sir Malcolm Thornton MP, 54; Professor Kathleen Tillotson, scholar and author, 87; Mr John Virgo, snooker player, 47.

TOMORROW: Mr Jonathan Agnew, cricketer, 33; Mr Peter Attenborough, headmaster of Charterhouse, 55; Sir John Beith, former diplomat, 79; Mr Den Dover MP, 55; Mr Paul Downton, cricketer, 36; Mrs Margaret Dupont, former tennis champion, 75; Mlle Marguerite Duras, author and playwright, 79; Brigadier Anne Field, former Deputy Controller Commandant, WRACS, 67; Mr John Marley Fleming, general director, Marketing and Product Planning, Cadillac Cars, 63; Mr Trevor Griffiths, playwright, 58; Mr Jeremy Hands, television reporter, 42; Mr Dave Hill, rock guitarist, 41; Lord Inchyra, Secretary-General, British Bankers Association, 58; Earl Jellicoe, president, British Heart Foundation, 75; Mr Gregory Knight MP, a Lord Commissioner, 44; Col Sir Bryce Knox, vice-chairman, Lindustries Ltd, 77; Miss Frances Langford, singer and actress, 80; Professor David Melville, vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University, 49; Mr Ian Robertson, director, National Army Museum, 50; Mr Dave Sexton, football manager, 63; Dame Catherine Tizard, Governor- General of New Zealand, 62.

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