Birthdays

TODAY: The Duke of Argyll, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, 56; Sir Kenneth Berrill, economist, 73; The Right Rev John Bone, Bishop of Reading, 63; Sir Ralph Kilner Brown, former High Court judge, 84; Mr John Carlisle MP, 51; Sir Cecil Clothier QC, former chairman, Police Complaints Authority, 74; Miss Imogen Cooper, pianist, 44; Lord Cudlipp, former newspaper chairman and editor, 80; Professor Wendy Davies, historian, 51; Mr Windsor Davies, actor, 63; Mr Arthur Dunkel, director-general, Gatt, 61; Miss Janet Frame, novelist, 69; Mr Ben Gazzara, actor, 63; Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, author, editor and former publisher, 86; Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, inventor of the EMI-scanner, 74; Mr Emlyn Hughes, footballer and broadcaster, 46; General Sir William Jackson, former Governor, Gibraltar, 76; Professor Sir John Kingman, vice-chancellor, Bristol University, 54; Dr Joseph Luns, former secretary-general of Nato, 82; Air Chief Marshal Sir Nigel Maynard, 72; Miss Elain Mellor, jockey, 50; Mr Donald O'Connor, actor and dancer, 68; Miss Jo Richardson MP, 70; Mr Max Robertson, radio commentator and broadcaster, 78; Miss Emma Samms, actress, 33; Sir Thomas Scrivenor, former colonial administrator, 85; Mr John Sheffield, chairman, Norcros, 55; Mr John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone, 62; Mr David Soul, actor, 49; Sir Peter Thornton, former senior civil servant, 76; Dr Roger Williams, hepatologist, 62.

TOMORROW: Sir Richard Attenborough, actor, producer and director, 70; Professor Laing Barden, vice- chancellor, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, 62; Mrs Dorothy Carter, consultant on energy, 65; Sir Julius Chan, former prime minister, Papua New Guinea, 54; Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman, NM Rothschild & Sons, 62; Dame Mary Donaldson, first woman Lord Mayor of London, 72; Sir Nigel Foulkes, former chairman, Civil Aviation Authority, 74; Mr Elliott Gould, actor, 55; Mr Thom Gunn, poet, 64; Professor Denys Hay, historian, 78; Mr Lenny Henry, comedian, 35; Mr Marmaduke Hussey, BBC chairman, 70; Mr Michael Jackson, rock singer, 35; Lord King of Wartnaby, president of British Airways, 75; Mr John Mackenzie of Mornish, company chairman, 68; Mr Antony Newton MP, Lord President of the Council, 56; Mr Denniss Pinn, former chairman, Alcan Aluminium, 79; Mr Norman Platt, former artistic director of Kent Opera, 73; Mr Greg Pope MP, 33.

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