Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Ralph Brown, sculptor, 65; Field Marshal Lord Carver, former Chief of the Defence Staff, 78; Sir Bernard Caulfield, former High Court judge, 79; Mr John Ernest Collins, former chairman, Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group, 70; Lord Coulsfield, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 59; Sir Gordon Cox, chemist, 87; Sir Peter Cresswell, High Court judge, 49; Sir Clement Freud, writer and former MP, 69; Dame Helen Gardiner, former chief clerk, Private Secretary's Office, Buckingham Palace, 92; Admiral Sir Rae McKaig, former UK military representative to Nato, 71; Mr Andrew MacKinlay MP, 44; Miss Shirley Maclaine, actress, 59; Mr James Paice MP, 44; Sir Hugh Park, former High Court judge, 83; Mr Joseph Rank, president, Ranks Hovis McDougall, 75; Miss Bridget Riley, painter, 62; Mr Martin Seymour-Smith, writer, 65; Miss Barbra Streisand, actress and singer, 51; Mr Larry Tindale, chairman, North British Canadian Investment Trust, 72; Lt-Col Stuart Townend, founder, Hill House School, 84; Mr John Williams, guitarist, 52; Miss Paula Yates, television presenter, 33.

TOMORROW: Mr Eric Bristow, darts champion, 36; Sir Robin Cater, former chairman, Distillers Company, 74; Mr Anthony Christopher, former trade-union leader, 68; Mr Johann Cruyff, Dutch football manager, 46; Mr David de Peyer, director- general, Cancer Research Campaign, 59; Miss Ella Fitzgerald, singer, 75; Lord Gladwyn, author and former diplomat, 93; Sir Francis Graham- Smith, former Astronomer Royal, 70; Lord Hayter, a Deputy Chairman, House of Lords, 82; The Earl of Lichfield, photographer, 54; Mr Ian McCartney MP, 42; Mr David Machin, Under Treasurer, Gray's Inn, 59; Lady Marre, former chairman, BBC and IBA Central Appeals Advisory Committee, 73; Surgeon Vice- Admiral Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson, 63; Mr Buster Mottram, tennis player, 38; Judge Marian Norrie, circuit judge, 53; Mr Al Pacino, actor, 53; Judge Helen Paling, circuit judge, 60; Mr William Roache, actor, 61; Mr David Shepherd, artist, 62; Lord Skidelsky, Professor of International Studies, Warwick University, 54; Mrs Veronica Sutherland, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 54; Mr Bjorn Ulvaeus, singer with the Abba group, 48.

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