Birthdays

TODAY: Major Derek Allhusen, farmer and Olympic equestrian, 79; Sir John Alliott, High Court judge, 61; Miss Joan Baez, singer, 52; Mr Hugh Bayley, MP, 41; Miss Mary Bennett, former principal, St Hilda's, Oxford, 80; Sir Rudolf Bing, founder of the Edinburgh Festival, 91; Mr Ken Brown, golfer, 36; Sir John Buckley, former chairman, Davy Corporation, 80; Mr Clive Dunn, actor and comedian, 71; Sir Tony Durant, MP, 65; Mr Graham Fletcher, show jumper, 42; Mr Michael Gifford, managing director and chief executive, Rank Organisation, 57; Fr Benedict Green, theologian, 69; Mr Terry Hands, former chief executive and artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Company, 52; Mr David Holbrook, author, 70; Mr Leslie Holliday, chairman, John Laing Construction, 72; Mr Raymond Horrocks, chairman and chief executive, Chloride Group, 63; Sir Michael Jenkins, ambassador to the Netherlands, 57; Mr Herbert Lom, actor, 76; Mr Michael Nicholson, broadcaster, 56; Mr Richard Nixon, former US president, 80; Sir Harry Ognall QC, High Court judge, 59; Mr David Smith, cricketer, 37; Mr Ralph Tubbs, architect, 81; Viscount Ullswater, Under Secretary, Department of Employment, 51; The Right Rev Francis West, former Bishop Suffragan of Taunton, 84; Mr Geoffrey Wragg, racehorse trainer, 63; Miss Susannah York, actress, 51.

TOMORROW: Sir Walter Bodmer, director general, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 57; Mr Eddie Cheever, motor-racing driver, 35; Sir Robin Chichester- Clark, former MP and government minister, 65; Mr Thomas Clarke, MP, 52; Sir Arthur Gold, honorary life president of the European Athletic Association, 76; Mr Sidney Griller, leader of the Griller String Quartet, 82; Mr Derek Hammond-Stroud, baritone, 67; Sir David Hopkin, Chief Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, 71; Sir Derek Hornby, chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, 63; Mr Thomas Hutton, former chief executive of Total Oil, 72; Miss Dorothy Malone, actress, 68; Sir Robert Marshall, former chairman of the National Water Council, 73; Dr Peter Mathias, Master of Downing College, Cambridge, 65; Mr Denis Peach, former Chief Charity Commissioner, 65; Mr Alan Protheroe, journalist and broadcaster, 59; Mr Anton Rodgers, actor, 60; Mr Freddie Starr, comedian, 49; Mr Rod Stewart, rock singer, 48; Mr Erroll J. Yates, chairman and managing director, Kodak, 63.

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