Birthdays

TODAY: The Marchioness of Anglesey, former chairman, Broadcasting Complaints Commission, 69; Sir Stephen Barrett, former ambassador to Poland, 62; Lt-Col Sir Simon Bland, royal equerry, 70; Mr Jeff Bridges, actor, 44; Mrs Angela Browning MP, 47; Mr Horst Buchholz, actor, 61; Miss Ann Christopher, sculptor, 46; Mr Ronnie Corbett, comedian, 63; Mr Hywel Davies, jockey, 37; Admiral Sir David Dobson, chief of staff to Commander, Allied Naval Forces, Southern Europe, 55; Miss Deanna Durbin, former actress and singer, 72; Mr Adrian Head, circuit judge, 70; Mr Jimmy Jewel, comedian and actor, 81; Miss Gemma Jones, actress, 51; Mrs Pamela Winifred Matthews, former Principal, Westfield College, 79; Mr Richard Meade, champion three-day eventer, 55; Mr William Menzies-Wilson, chairman, Edinburgh Tankers, 67; Miss Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano, 55; Lord Morris of Castle Morris, former Principal, St David's University College, Lampeter, 63; Dr AL Rowse, historian Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 90; Miss Pamela Stephenson, actress, 43; The Rev Professor Cecil Weir, Hebrew and Semitic languages scholar, 96.

TOMORROW: Mr Jose Carreras, operatic tenor, 47; Lord Chalfont, chairman, Radio Authority, 74; Miss Lucie Clayton, founder of the model and secretarial agency, 65; Sir William Downward, former Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, 81; Miss Enid Mary Essame, former headmistress of Queenswood School, 87; the Right Rev George Henderson, former Bishop of Argyll and The Isles, and former Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, 72; Mr John Home Robertson MP, 45; The Earl of Longford, writer and former minister, 88; Lord Matthews, former newspaper publisher, 74; Miss Janet Morgan, editor and writer, 48; Mr Sheridan Morley, writer, biographer and broadcaster, 52; Lord Napier and Ettrick, private secretary to Princess Margaret, 63; Lord Nathan, former chairman, Royal Society of Arts, 71; Lord Rotherwick, shipowner, 81; Mr Jeremy Sandford, author, 59; Mr Harold Sebag-Montefiore, barrister, 69; Mr Baden Skitt, chief constable, Hertfordshire, 52; Dame Mary Smieton, former senior civil servant, 91.

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