Birthdays

TODAY: Dr Madge Adam, astronomer, 81; Miss Jean Boht, actress, 57; Brigadier Michael Calvert, former SAS commander, 80; Mr William Davis, editor and publisher, 60; Miss Kiki Dee, rock singer, 46; Mr Donald Dixon MP, 64; Professor Sir Charles Frank, physicist, 82; Mr David Gilmour, rock guitarist, 46; Mr Richard Giordano, former chairman and chief executive, BOC, 59; Sir Alistair Grant, chairman and chief executive, Argyll Group, 56; Professor Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, president, Wolfson College, Oxford, 70; Miss Judy Loe, actress, 46; Mr Lorin Maazel, conductor, 63; Sir Hal Miller, former MP, 64; Mr Malcolm Moss MP, 50; Mr John Noakes, actor and broadcaster, 59; Mr Peter Roebuck, cricketer, 37; Sir Ian Dixon Scott, former ambassador, 84; The Right Rev David Sheppard, Bishop of Liverpool and former cricketer, 64; Sir Peter Stallard, former colonial administrator, 78; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, operatic soprano, 49; Mlle Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova, astronaut, 56; Miss Mary Wilson, singer, 49; Mrs Ann Winterton MP, 52; Sir Oliver Wright, former ambassador in Washington, 72.

TOMORROW: Sir Robert Atkinson, former chairman, British Shipbuilders, 77; Mr William Boyd, author, 41; Mr William Bromley-Davenport, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, 58; Mr Malcolm Chisholm MP, 44; Mr Gilbert Cooke, former chairman, CT Bowring & Co, 70; Mr Michael Finnissy, composer and pianist, 47; Sir Kenneth Green, director, Manchester Metropolitan University, 59; Mr Jocelyn Hambro, chairman, JO Hambro & Co, 74; Sir Anthony Hidden, High Court judge, 57; Mr John Horam MP, 54; Mr Dan Jacobson, novelist, 64; Sir Anthony Lambert, former ambassador to Portugal, 82; Sir John Latey, former High Court judge, 79; Mr Ivan Lendl, tennis player, 33; Lord Oliver of Aylmerton, a former Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary, 72; Professor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, sculptor, 69; Professor Sir David Phillips, molecular biophysicist, 69; Mr Piers Paul Read, novelist and author, 52; Mr Viv Richards, cricketer, 41; Mr Mark Rowland, athlete, 30; The Earl of Snowdon, photographer, 63; Sir Ranulph Twistleton - Wykeham - Fiennes, explorer, 49; Mr Richard Vernon, actor, 68; Miss Zena Walker, actress, 59; Dame Margaret Weston, former director of the Science Museum, 67.

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