Birthdays

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Professor Sir Ivor Batchelor, psychiatrist, 77; M Jacques Chirac, statesman, 61; Sir Derek Day, former High Commissioner in Canada, 66; Sir Eric Drake, former chairman of BP, 83; Professor Sir Michael Howard, historian, 71; Mr Derek Jameson, radio presenter and former editor, 64; Professor Frank Kermode, literary critic, 74; Mr Geoffrey Moorhouse, writer, 62; Professor Edith Penrose, economic consultant, 79; Lady Porter, former leader, Westminster Council, 63; Professor David Rhind, director-general and chief executive, Ordnance Survey, 50; Mr Toby Robertson, theatrical director, 65; Sir James Scott-Hopkins MEP, 72; Mrs Janet Smith, QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 53; Sir David Steel, former chairman, the Wellcome Trust, 77; Sir Peter Tennant, former director-general, British National Export Council, 83; Mr Gareth Wardell MP, 49; Sir Dennis Weatherstone, chairman and chief executive, JP Morgan & Co, New York, 63; Mr Alan Lee Williams, director, British Atlantic Committee, 63.

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