Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Valerie Amos, chief executive, Equal Opportunities Commission, 39; Mr Walter Annenberg, publisher and former US ambassador to Britain, 85; Sir Gordon Borrie QC, former director-general of Fair Trading, 62; Mr Terence Brady, playwright, novelist and actor, 54; Professor Charles Brink, former Professor of Latin, Cambridge University, 86; Mr Joe Bugner, heavyweight boxing champion, 43; Sir Terence Burns, permanent secretary, HM Treasury, 49; Lord Butterworth, former Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University, 75; Sir Michael Checkland, former director-general of the BBC, 57; Miss Lesley Collier, ballet dancer, 46; Mr Myles Formby, otolaryngologist, 92; Mr Christopher Gable, actor and ballet dancer, 53; Sir Robert Mark, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 76; Mr James Marshall MP, 52; Sir Henry Nevile, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, 73; Miss Tessie O'Shea, actress and entertainer, 75; Air Commodore Helen Renton, former director, WRAF, 62; Mr Neil Sedaka, songwriter and singer, 54; Mr Jim Slater, author and former chairman, Slater Walker Securities, 64; Mr Peter Viggers MP, 55; Maj- Gen Ashton Wade, 95.

TOMORROW: Sir Kenneth Alexander, former principal, Stirling University, 71; Miss Pam Ayres, poet, 46; Mr Ian Bruce MP, 46; Mr Michael Caine, actor, 60; Mr Jasper Carrott, comedian, 48; Professor Sir Colin Dollery, lecturer in medicine, 62; Mr Alan Elliott, chief constable, Cumbria, 51; Maj- Gen Sir Peter Graham, GOC, Scotland, 56; The Hon Alan Hare, former deputy chairman, the Economist, 74; Sir Richard Hayward, former trade-union leader, 83; Sir Philip Holland, former MP, 76; Mr Quincy Jones, bandleader, 60; Mr Gavin Laird, general secretary of the AEU, 60; Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe, 71; Mr John McCallum, actor and producer, 75; Lord Marsh, former chairman, Newspaper Publishers' Association, 65; Sir Eric Norris, former diplomat, 75; Sir Richard Parsons, former ambassador to Sweden, 65; Miss Tessa Sanderson, javelin thrower, 37; Mr Anthony Smith, president, Magdalen College, Oxford, 55; Miss Rita Tushingham, actress, 51; Mr John Wain, poet and novelist, 68.

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