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.

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