Birthdays

TODAY: Princess Margaret, 63; Mr John Austin-Walker MP, 49; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano, 60; Mr Christopher Brasher, athlete and newspaper columnist, 65; Miss Diana Churchill, actress, 80; Mr Donald Dewar MP, 56; Lord Goodman CH, former Master, University College, Oxford, 80; Miss Anne Hobbs, tennis player, 34; The Hon Gerald Lascelles, president, British Racing Drivers' Club, 69; Dr Thomas McLean, former director, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, 63; Mr John Maddison, film and television technologist, 85; Mr Barry Norman, broadcaster, 60; Mr James Pawsey MP, 60; Mr Kenny Rogers, country and western singer, 52; Col James Smail, newspaper proprietor, 72; Mr Peter Thurnham MP, 55; Mr Sam Toy, former chairman, Ford Motor Co, 70; Lt-Gen Sir Richard Vickers, a Gentleman Usher to the Queen, 65.

TOMORROW: Mr Peter Allsop, publisher, 69; Mr John Banham, former director-general, CBI, 53; Mr Marc Bohan, dress designer, 67; Mr Ray Bradbury, author, 73; Professor Sir Colin Buchanan, town planner, 86; Dr Rob Buckman, broadcaster, 45; M Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer, 85; Maj-Gen Earl Cathcart, 74; Sir Richard Catling, former Commissioner of Police, Kenya, 81; Professor Sir Cyril Astley Clarke, geneticist, 86; Mr Steve Davis, snooker player, 36; Mr Somerset de Chair, former MP, 82; Miss Margaret Douglas, Supervisor of Parliamentary Broadcasting, 59; Miss Anne Downey, circuit judge, 57; Mr Derek Fatchett MP, 48; Mr Wilfred Harrison, actor, director and playwright, 68; Mr Max Hebditch, director of the Museum of London, 56; Mr Gerald Long, journalist and former chief executive, Reuters, 70; Mr Donald MacLeary, dancer, 56; The Right Rev Robert Martineau, former Bishop of Blackburn, 80; Sir James Menter, former principal, Queen Mary College, 72; Mr Alun Michael MP, 50; Sir Leo Pliatzky, former senior civil servant, 74; General Norman Schwarzkopf, military commander, 59; Mr Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer and conductor, 65; Sir Anthony Tuke, chairman, Savoy Hotel Group, 73; Mr Mats Wilander, tennis player, 29.

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