Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Trevor Brooking, footballer, 45; Dr William Cramond, clinical psychiatrist, 73; Lord Davies, Chairman, Welsh National Opera, 53; Sir Brian Dillon, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 68; Professor Sir Robin Duthie, former chairman, Britoil, 65; Miss Anna Ford, broadcaster, 50; Mr Peter Frankl, pianist, 58; Mr Peter Hobson, Headmaster, Giggleswick School, 49; Col Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, 74; Mr Don McLean, folk singer, 48; Miss Jan Morris, author, 67; Mr James Porter, former Director- General, Commonwealth Institute, 65; Mr Vivian Ridler, former Printer to Oxford University, 80; The Right Rev Lord Runcie, former Archbishop of Canterbury, 72; The Right Rev Roger Sainsbury, Bishop of Barking, 57; Sir Richard Scott, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 59; Sting (Mr Gordon Sumner), rock singer, 42; Mr Gary Streeter MP, 38; Mr Duncan Thomson, Keeper, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 59; Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Tippett, former Chief of Fleet Support, 65; Lord Todd, chemist, 86; Mr Sam Wainwright, former deputy chairman, Post Office, 69; Professor John Whitfield, Serena Professor of Italian Language and Literature, Birmingham University, 87; Lt-Col Eric Wilson VC, 81.

TOMORROW: The Earl of Bradford, restaurateur, 46; Sir Stephen Brown, President of the Family Division, Royal Courts of Justice, 69; Mr Christopher Bruce, dancer and choreographer, 48; Mr Chubby Checker, rock singer, 52; John Craxton, artist, 71; Lord Denham, former Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen, 66; Mr Roger Ellis, former Master of Marlborough College, 64; Sir Terence English, cardiothoracic surgeon, 61; Mr Neale Fraser, tennis player, 60; James Herriot (Mr James Wight), author, 77; Sir Roger Hervey, Ambassador to Mexico, 59; Sir Michael Hordern, actor, 82; Lord Knights, former chief constable, West Midlands, 73; Mr Ray Lindwall, cricketer, 72; Lord Pitt of Hampstead, medical practitioner, 80; Mr Ruggero Raimondi, operatic bass, 52; Sir Shridath Ramphal QC, former Secretary- General of the Commonwealth, 65; Mr Steve Michael Reich, composer, 57; Viscount Sidmouth, former colonial officer, 79; Sir John Stow, former Governor-General of Barbados, 82; Mr John Suthern, jockey, 42; Mr Gore Vidal, author, 68.

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