Birthdays

TODAY

Sir Campbell Adamson, former chairman, Abbey National plc, 71; The Hon Betty Askwith, author, 84; Sir Alan Bailey, former permanent Secretary, Department of Transport, 62; Professor Kenneth Barker, Vice-Chancellor and chief executive, De Montfort University, 59; Mr Leslie Carpenter, former chairman, Reed International, 66; Sir Ashley Clarke, president, Venice in Peril Fund, 90; Mr Georgie Fame, singer and songwriter, 50; Dr Alexander Fenton, head of European Ethnological Research Centre, Edinburgh, 64; Mr William Hamilton, former MP, 76; Rear-Admiral Sir David Haslam, hydrographer, 70; Professor Ruth Kempson, linguist, 49; Mr Syd Lawrence, bandleader, 69; Mr Laurie Lee, poet and author, 79; Sir Jack Longland, former director of education, Derbyshire, 88; Robert Maclennan MP, 57; Sir Peter Miles, former Keeper of the Privy Purse, 69; Miss Eleanor Parker, actress, 71; Professor Sir Alan Peacock, economist, 71; Mr Peter Pike MP, 56; Mr Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist, 84; Mr Ian Prestt, ornithologist, 64; Lord Rawlinson of Ewell QC, former Attorney-General, 74; Brigadier Sir Charles Spry, former Australian security chief, 83; Professor Maurice Wilkes, computer scientist, 80; Mr Colin Wilson, author, 62; Mr David Winnick MP, 60.

TOMORROW

Mr Michael Alison MP, Second Church Estates Commissioner, 67; The Right Rev Leonard Ashton, Hon Assistant Bishop, Oxford, 78; Mr Eustace Braithwaite, writer and diplomat, 71; Mr Tommy Cannon, comedian, 55; Mr David Clelland MP, 50; Mr Alan Coren, author, journalist and broadcaster, 55; The Most Rev Maurice Couve de Murville, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, 64; Miss Brenda Cowderoy, former general secretary, Girls' Friendly Society, 68; Professor Michael Dummett, Wykeham Professor Emeritus of Logic, Oxford University, 68; Miss Shirley Ann Field, actress, 55; Mr Robin Guthrie, director of Social and Economic Affairs, Council of Europe, 56; Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Halliday, 70; Mr Rupert Hambro, group managing director, JO Hambro, 50; Mr Ron Hayward, former general secretary, Labour Party, 76; Lord Hope, Lord Justice-General of Scotland, 55; Mr Ian Lang MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, 52; Lt-Cdr Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Lord-Lieutenant of Lochaber, Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey, 65; Miss Muriel Pavlow, actress, 71; Mr Eric Richard, actor, 53; Dr Thurstan Shaw, archaeologist, 79; Mr Alan Tyrrell, MEP, 60; The Very Rev Alan Warren, Provost Emeritus of Leicester, 61; Mr William Wilson, chief constable, Central Scotland, 50; Mr Terence Wynn, MEP, 47.

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