Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker, 84; Mr Tim Brooke-Taylor, actor, 53; Miss Diahann Carroll, actress and singer, 58; Sir Alan Cottrell, former Master, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 74; Professor Donald Davie, poet and former professor of Humanities, Vanderbilt University, 71; Miss Phyllis Diller, comedienne and concert pianist, 76; Mr Ray Galton, scriptwriter, 63; Baroness Gardner of Parkes, dental surgeon, 66; Mr W. Gordon Graham, publisher, 73; Mr Eric Hammond, trade union leader, 64; Mr Peter Hardy MP, 62; Mr John Harper, former deputy managing director, British Telecom, 63; Sir William Henderson, microbiologist, 80; Sir William Heseltine, former private secretary to the Queen, 63; Lord Lane, former Lord Chief Justice of England, 75; The Right Rev David Lunn, Bishop of Sheffield, 63; Mr John Patten MP, Secretary of State for Education and Science, 48; Dr Marjorie Reeves, historian, 88; Mr Andrew Robathan MP, 42; Mr Peter Sissons, television presenter and newscaster, 51; Mr Wayne Sleep, dancer and choreographer, 45; Sir Kenneth Stowe, former senior civil servant, 66; Mr Donald Sutherland, actor, 58; Mr Bob Taylor, cricketer, 52; Sir David West-Russell, former judge and president of Industrial Tribunals, 72; Mr PDV Wilkes, headmaster, Cheltenham College, 52; Mr Terrel Wyatt, former chairman, WS Atkins Ltd, 66.

TOMORROW: Mr Kenneth Armitage, sculptor, 77; Lady Bingley, research social worker, City Corporation, 68; Mr Edward Bond, playwright and stage director, 59; Mr Richard Branson, founder and chairman, Virgin Group, 43; Mr James Brolin, actor, 53; Mr Dave Cash, disc jockey, 51; Mr George Doggart, cricket historian and former headmaster, 68; Sir William Doughty, chairman, North-West Thames Regional Health Authority, 68; Viscount Esher, former Rector, Royal College of Art, 80; Mr Nick Faldo, golfer, 36; Mr John Fraser, chairman and chief executive, Ciba-Geigy, 62; Senator John Glenn, former astronaut, 72; Mr David Hemery, athlete, 49; Miss Elizabeth Jennings, author, 67; Mr Burt Kwouk, actor, 63; Vice- Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly, former director-general of Intelligence, 78; Mr Dennis Lillee, cricketer, 44; Mr Nelson Mandela, South African politician and lawyer, 75; Mr Michael Medwin, actor, 64; Mr Anthony Miles, publisher, 63; Mr Richard Pasco, actor, 67; Sir Brooks Richards, former diplomat, 75; Sir Robert Speed QC, former Counsel to the Speaker, 88; Dr Martin Stephen, headmaster, The Perse School, Cambridge, 44; Mr Hugh Stephenson, writer and journalist, 55; Sir Jamie Stormonth Darling, former director, National Trust for Scotland, 75; Mrs Mary Stott, journalist, 86; Mr Peter Ensor Walters, fund raising consultant, 81; Dr Basil Weedon, former Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham University, 70; Mr Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet, 60.

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