Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Lucette Aldous, prima ballerina, 54; Mr Lennie Bennett, comedian, 54; Mr Philip Bosco, actor, 62; Mrs Margaret Bryan, former ambassador to Panama, 63; Lady Casson, architect, designer and lecturer, 79; Mr Ian Chappell, cricketer, 49; Mr Neil Coles, golfer, 58; Mr Peter Dews, theatre director, 63; Mr Bryan Ferry, rock singer and songwriter, 47; Sir Alan Glyn, former MP, 74; Lord Griffiths, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 69; Air Comdre Irene Harris, former director, Nursing Service, RAF, 66; Sir James Hennessy, former diplomat and Chief Inspector of Prisons, 69; Mr Robert Jones, MP, 42; Mr Peter Lewis, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, 63; Mr Elfyn Llwyd, MP, 41; Sir Ronald McIntosh, former chairman, APV plc, 73; Miss Olivia Newton-John, singer, 44; The Rev Professor Ernest Nicholson, authority on the Scriptures, 54; Mr Richard Pendered, former chairman, Bunge & Co, 71; Mr George Pusack, former chairman, Mobil Oil, 72; Mr Kenny Sansom, footballer, 34; Marshal of the RAF Sir Denis Spotswood, 76.

TOMORROW: Miss Diane Abbott, MP, 39; Mr Bill Athey, cricketer, 35; Mr Louis Auchinloss, attorney and author, 75; Miss Josephine Barstow, soprano, 52; Sir Roger Birch, chief constable of Sussex, 62; Mr Philip Blacker, jockey, 43; Baroness Blackstone, educationist and broadcaster, 50; Mr Michael Colvin, MP, 60; Mr William Conrad, actor, 72; Miss Barbara Dickson, singer, 44; Miss Michele Dotrice, actress, 44; Mr Kenneth Gill, former president, Saatchi & Saatchi, 72; Sir Alexander Graham, former Lord Mayor of London, 54; Mr Nicky Haslam, interior decorator and designer, 53; Sir Peter Holmes, managing director, Royal Dutch / Shell, 60; Mr Gordon Honeycombe, author and broadcaster, 56; Sir John Hunt, MP, 63; Lt-Gen Sir Ian Jacob, former Director-General of the BBC and company director, 93; Mr Denis Lawson, actor, 45; Miss Barbara Murray, actress, 63; Mr Robin Nedwell, actor, 46; The Rev Professor Dennis Nineham, theologian, 71; Mr David Peake, chairman, Kleinwort Benson, 58; Mr Arthur Penn, theatre and film director, 70; Mr Ian Plenderleith, Government Broker, 49; General Sir Ian Riches, former Commandant-General, Royal Marines, 84; Dr Margaret Rule, research director, Mary Rose Trust, 64; Lord Shepherd, former Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords, 74; Mr Alvin Stardust, rock singer, 50.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: HR and Payroll Manager

£35000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This dynamic outsourced contact...

Recruitment Genius: Production & Quality Control Assistant

£19000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An excellent opportunity for a ...

Ashdown Group: Group HR Advisor - Kettering - £32,000

£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Group HR Advisor with an established...

Guru Careers: HR Manager / HR Generalist

£40 - 50k (DOE) + Bonus: Guru Careers: We are seeking a HR Manager / HR Genera...

Day In a Page

The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss