Birthdays

YESTERDAY: Mr Geoffrey Bayldon, actor, 69; Mr Alan Butcher, cricketer, 39; Miss Hazel Counsell, circuit judge, 62; Mr Hunter Davies, author and broadcaster, 57; Mr Gerald Durrell, author and naturalist, 68; Sir James Harford, former colonial governor, 94; Mr Tom Kiernan, rugby player, 54; Mr Ian La Frenais, screenwriter and producer, 56; Mr Malcolm MacDonald, footballer and manager, 43; Mr Ross Norman, squash champion, 34; Sir John Page, former chairman, Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, 78; Sir Alastair Pilkington, president of Pilkington plc, 73; Professor Keble Sykes, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, Queen Mary's College, London, 72; Lord Taylor of Hadfield, founder of the Taylor Woodrow Group, 88; Air Commodore the Hon Sir Peter Vanneck, former MEP, 71; Miss Helen Worth, actress, 42.

TODAY: Miss Shirley Bassey, singer, 56; Mr David Bowie, rock singer and actor, 46; Mr Stuart Cameron, former chairman, Gallaher Ltd, 69; Sir Maxwell Entwistle, underwriter, 83; Professor Stephen Hawking, mathematician, 51; Lord Hollenden, former chairman, I. & R. Morley, 79; Mr Andrew Hunter MP, 50; The Right Rev Edward Knapp-Fisher, Hon Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Chichester, 78; Air Commodore Joan Metcalfe, former director of RAF Nursing Services, 70; Mr Ron Moody, actor, 69; Mr Robert Parry MP, 60; Miss Imelda Read MEP, 54; Professor Brian Reddaway, economic consultant to the World Bank, 80; Professor Charles Tomlinson, professor of English, Bristol University, 66; Miss GaliEna Ulanova, ballerina, 83; Mr Geoffrey Whalen, managing directorTHER write error of Peugeot Talbot, 57.

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