Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Adrian, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 66; Mr Peter Bowles, actor, 57; Mr Max Bygraves, entertainer, 71; Mr David Congdon MP, 44; Mr Michael Forsyth MP, Minister of State, Employment, 39; Sir Charles Fraser, vice-chairman, United Biscuits, 65; Mr Paul Gallagher, trade-union leader, 49; Mr Gunter Grass, novelist, 66; Dr Walter Grave, Honorary Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 92; Mr Terry Griffiths, snooker champion, 46; Miss Angela Lansbury, actress, 68; Mr John Lindsay, High Court judge, 54; Lord MacDonald of Gwaenysgor, former chief executive, Plessey, 78; Lord MacLehose of Beoch, former Governor of Hong Kong, 76; Mr Hugh MacMillan, chief constable, Northern Constabulary, 61; The Most Rev Thomas Morris, former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, 79; Miss Emma Nicholson MP, 52; The Rev Dr John Polkinghorne, President, Queens' College, Cambridge, 63; Mr Robert Urquhart, actor, 71; Mr Simon Ward, actor, 53; Mr John Whittingdale MP, 34.

TOMORROW: Mr Louis Benjamin, theatrical entrepreneur, 71; Mr Stephen Kovacevich, concert pianist, 53; Mr George Mackay Brown, poet, 72; Mr Harry Carpenter, journalist and television commentator, 68; Mr Sydney Chapman MP, 58; Mr Alexander Cooke, physician, 94; The Earl of Dalhousie, former Governor-General, Rhodesian Federation, 79; Sir Denis Dobson QC, former Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor, 85; Mr Alan Garner, writer, 59; Sir Ralph Gibson, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 71; The Right Rev Ronald Goodchild, Assistant Bishop, Exeter, 83; Sir Christopher Harding, chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 54; Mr Johnny Haynes, footballer, 59; Mrs Ann Jones, tennis player and coach, 55; Lord Kilbracken, author and journalist, 73; Mr Michael Lord MP, 55; Mr Arthur Miller, playwright, 78; Mr Edwin Stevens, founder, Amplivox, 88; Mr Bernard Taylor, former chief executive, Glaxo, 58; Sir Simon Tuckey, High Court judge, 52.

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