Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Peter Allsop, publisher, 68; Mr John Banham, director-general, CBI, 52; Mr Marc Bohan, dress designer, 66; Mr Ray Bradbury, author, 72; Professor Sir Colin Buchanan, town planner, 85; Dr Rob Buckman, broadcaster, 44; M Henri Cartier- Bresson, photographer, 84; Maj- Gen Earl Cathcart, 73; Sir Richard Catling, former Commissioner of Police, Kenya, 80; Professor Sir Cyril Astley Clarke, geneticist, 85; Mr Steve Davis, snooker player, 35; Mr Somerset de Chair, former MP, 81; Miss Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser, BBC, 58; Miss Anne Downey, circuit judge, 56; Baroness Ewart-Biggs, Labour party spokesman on Home Affairs, 63; Mr Derek Fatchett MP, 47; Mr Max Hebditch, director of the Museum of London, 55; Mr Gerald Long, journalist and former chief executive, Reuters, 69; Mr Donald MacLeary, dancer, 55; The Right Rev Robert Martineau, former Bishop of Blackburn, 79; Sir James Menter, former principal, Queen Mary College, 71; Mr Alun Michael MP, 49; Sir Leo Pliatzky, former senior civil servant, 73; Mr Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer and conductor, 64; Sir Anthony Tuke, chairman, Savoy Hotel Group, 72; Mr Mats Wilander, tennis player, 28.

TOMORROW: Mr Christopher Blake, actor, 43; Mr Jack Boddy, former trade-union leader, 70; Mr Dale Campbell-Savours MP, 49; Mr Geoff Capes, shot putter, 43; Sir Robert Crichton-Brown, former chairman, Rothmans International, 73; Dr Carl Dolmetsch, director, Haslemere Festival, 81; Sir John Fairclough, former chief scientific adviser to the Cabinet Office, 62; Mr Roger Greenaway, song composer, 54; Sir John Hoskyns, former director-general, Institute of Directors, 65; Air Chief Marshal Sir Brendan Jackson, Air Member for Supply and Organisation, 57; Mr Gene Kelly, dancer and singer, 80; Lord Kissin, life president, GPG, 80; Mr Stanley Kitchen, chartered accountant, 79; Mr Peter Lilley MP, Secretary of State for Social Security, 49; Mr James Quinn, film producer and exhibitor, 73; Mr CH Rolph (Cecil Rolph Hewitt), author, 91; Mr Willy Russell, author and playwright, 45; Sir Roy Strong, writer and historian, 57; Mr Peter Thomson, golfer, 63; Field Marshal Sir Richard Vincent, Chief of the Defence Staff, 61; Mr Charles Wardle MP, 53; Sir Brian Young, former chairman, Christian Aid, 70.

Lectures

TODAY

National Gallery: James Heard, 'Degas: Young Spartans Exercising', 12pm.

British Museum: George Hart, 'Life under the Pharaohs: craftsmen and fellahin', 1.15pm.

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