Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Zaheer Abbas, cricketer, 46; Mr John Ambler, vice-president, Texaco, 59; Baroness Blatch, Minister of State for Education, 56; Mr Julian Brazier MP, 40; Mr George H. Brown, film producer, 80; Miss Lynda Carter, actress and singer, 42; Sir Trevor Chinn, chairman and chief executive, Lex Service, 58; Mr Robin Cutler, director-general, Forestry Commission, 59; Lord Digby, Lord- Lieutenant for Dorset, 69; Mr Robert Farnon, composer, 77; Sir Edward Ford, secretary and registrar, the Order of Merit, 83; M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player, 46; Mr Charles Hambro, chairman, Hambros, 63; Mr James Hele, former High Master, St Paul's School, 67; Mr Wilfred Josephs, composer, 66; Vice-Admiral Sir David Loram, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, 69; Mr Edwin Mirvish, proprietor, the Old Vic, 79; Mr Les Reed, songwriter, 58; Mr Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, 75; Mr Christopher Smith MP, 42; Sir Colin Southgate, chairman and chief executive, Thorn EMI, 55; Miss Nora Swinburne, actress, 91; Professor Frank Thistlethwaite, founding Vice- Chancellor, University of East Anglia 78; Mr Peter Yates, film director and producer, 64.

TOMORROW: Sir Clifford Boulton, Clerk of the House of Commons, 63; Mr Clive Bradley, chief executive, Publishers' Association, 59; Mr James Butler, sculptor, 62; Sir William Coats, former chairman, Coats Patons, 69; Miss Lynne Frederick, actress, 39; The Hon Lady Goodhart, principal, Queen's College, London, 54; Sir Charles Gordon, former Clerk of the House of Commons, 75; Sir Kenneth Macdonald, diplomat, 63; Sir David Napley, solicitor, 78; Professor William Niblett, educationist, 87; Sir Derek Palmar, chairman, Yorkshire Television, 74; Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, archaeologist and Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, 56; Mr Brian Robson, former civil servant, 67; The Right Rev Barry Rogerson, Bishop of Bristol, 57; Miss Annie Ross, singer, 63.

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