Birthdays

Mr Ronald Allison, journalist and broadcaster, 61; Mr Michael Bentine, humorist and writer, 71; Miss Marti Caine, singer and comedienne, 48; Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, former Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command, 68; Mr Timothy Clifford, director, National Galleries of Scotland, 47; Mrs Margaret Daly, MEP, 55; Mr Martin Dunn, editor, Today, 38; Mr Jules Feiffer, playwright and cartoonist, 64; Mr Stephane Grappelli, violinist, 85; Mr Christopher Hampton, playwright, 47; Mr Kim Hughes, cricketer, 39; The Right Rev David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham, 68; Miss Eartha Kitt, singer, 65; Mr Simon Langdale, former headmaster, Shrewsbury School, 56; His Honour James Charles Leonard, former circuit judge, 88; Miss Joan Leslie, actress, 68; Mr Paul Newman, actor, 68; Miss Veronica Owen, former headmistress, Malvern Girls' College, 68; Mr Andrew Ridgeley, singer, 30; Mr Anthony Solomons, chairman, Singer and Friedlander, 63; Dr John Sykes, lexicographer, 64; Sir Charles Tidbury, former chairman, Whitbread and Co, 67; Mr Nigel Walmsley, chief executive, Carlton Television, 51; Miss Kaye Webb, former children's book chief at Penguin, 79.

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