Birthdays

Air Vice-Marshal John Allen-Jones, 83; Mr Harry Bentley, golfer, 85; Sir Thomas Bingham, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 59; Mrs Edwina Currie MP, 46; Miss Laraine Day, actress, 72; Sir Denis Forman, former director, British Film Institute, 75; Sir Leslie Fowden, former director of Rothamsted Experimental Station, 67; Mr Roger Gibbs, chairman, Wellcome Trust, 58; Rear-Admiral John Grant, 84; Mr Michael Heath, cartoonist, 57; Sir Michael Hutchison, High Court judge, 59; Mr John Menzies, chairman, John Menzies, 66; Miss Marie Osmond, singer, 33; Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier, 77; Mr John Shaw, cricketer, 51; Mr Paul Simon, singer and songwriter, 51; Mr John Simpson, lexicographer, 40; Miss Rosemary Anne Sisson, author and scriptwriter, 69; Baroness Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher) OM, former prime minister, 67; Mr Mordecai Vanunu, nuclear technician, 38; Sir Mark Waller, High Court judge, 52.

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