Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Evelyn Anthony, writer, 65; Mr Michael Brown MP, 42; Sir Bernard Burrows, former diplomat, 83; Mr Tom Cruise, film actor, 31; Sir William Deakin, former warden, St Antony's College, Oxford, 80; Sir Eric Franklin, former Indian civil servant, 83; Mr David Gandolfo, racehorse trainer, 55; Mr Neil Gerrard MP, 51; The Hon Sir Eustace Gibbs, former Vice-Marshal, the Diplomatic Corps, 64; Sir Richard Hadlee, cricketer, 42; Mr Carlos Kleiber, conductor, 63; Mr Anthony Lester QC, chairman, Runnymede Trust, 57; Mr Iain Macdonald-Smith, yachtsman, 48; Vice- Admiral Sir Hugh Mackenzie, 80; The Very Rev Dr William McMillan, chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, 66; Mr Michael Martin MP, 48; Lord Mulley, former MP and government minister, 75; Mr Stavros Niarchos, shipping magnate, 84; Professor Michael Oliver, cardiologist, 68; Miss Susan Penhaligon, actress, 43; Professor Gwendoline Rees, zoologist, 87; Mr Ken Russell, film director, 66; Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, founder of homes for the disabled, 70; Mr Geoffrey Sammons, former senior partner, Allen & Overy, 69; Mr Francis Steegmuller, author, 87; Miss Heather Steel, circuit judge, 53; Mr Tom Stoppard, playwright, 56; Sir John Waite, High Court judge, 61; Sir John Wills, Lord-Lieutenant of Avon, 65; Mr Paul Young, actor, 49.

TOMORROW: Prince Michael of Kent, 51; King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, 75; The Duke of Abercorn, Lord-Lieutenant of Co Tyrone, 59; M Rene Arnoux, grand prix driver, 45; Lord Barber, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 73; Mr Alec Bedser, cricketer, 75; Mr Eric Bedser, cricketer, 75; Mr Roger Berry MP, 45; Mr Irving Caesar, author and lyricist, 98; Mr Alastair Goodlad MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 50; Canon Raymond Hammer, theologian, 73; Lord Hankey, former diplomat, 88; Mr Roy Henderson, baritone, 94; Mr David Jensen, television presenter, 43; Miss Gina Lollobrigida, actress, 66; Mr Francis Maude, former government minister, 40; Sir Trevor Reeve, former High Court judge, 78; Sir Paul Scoon, former Governor-General of Grenada, 58; Miss Pam Shriver, tennis player, 31; Mr Neil Simon, playwright, 66; Professor Sir Michael Stoker, former president, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 75; Mr Colin Welland, actor and playwright, 59; Lord Wyatt of Weeford, chairman, Horserace Totalisator Board, 75.

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