Birthdays

TODAY: Field Marshal Lord Bramall, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, 70; Miss Frances Crook, Director, Howard League for Penal Reform, 41; Mr Jules Dassin, film director, 81; Lt-Cdr Ian Fraser VC, 73; Mr Christopher Fry, playwright, 86; Professor Michael Harrison, Vice-Chancellor, Wolverhampton University, 52; Miss Rosemary Leach, actress, 58; Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse MP, 68; Lord MacLean, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 55; Lord Merlyn-Rees, former Home Secretary, 73; Mr Mohammed Ali, boxer, 51; Mr John Mott, chairman, William Sindall, 67; Mr Albert Pacey, Chief Constable, Gloucestershire, 55; Miss Annette Page, ballerina, 61; Dr Joyce Reynolds, historian, 75; Mr Keith Richards, guitarist with the Rolling Stones, 50; Lord Robens of Woldingham, former chairman, Coal Board, and chairman, Vickers, 83; The Earl of Shrewsbury, former joint deputy chairman, Britannia Building Society, 41; Mr Steven Spielberg, film producer and director, 46; Mr Joe Wade, former trade union leader, 74; The Right Rev Roy Williamson, Bishop of Southwark, 61.

TOMORROW: Mr Ross Buckland, chief executive, Unigate, 51; Mr Timothy Eggar MP, Minister of State, Trade and Industry, 42; Dame Catherine Hall, former General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, 71; The Right Rev Ian Harland, Bishop of Carlisle, 61; Brigadier Lewis Harris, cartographer, 83; Sir Brian Hill, former chairman, Higgs & Hill, 61; Mr Leonard Hirsch, violinist, 91; Mr Syd Little, comedian, 51; Sir William Murrie, former civil servant, 90; Mr Robert Ponsonby, former Controller of Music, BBC, 66; The Marquess of Queensberry, former professor of ceramics at the Royal College of Art, 64; Sir David Rowe-Ham, former Lord Mayor of London, 58; Col Sir John Tilney, former MP, 86; Lord Weir, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 62; Mr Maurice White, rock singer, 52.

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