Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Jose Carreras, operatic tenor, 46; Lord Chalfont, chairman, Radio Authority, 73; Miss Lucie Clayton, founder of the model and secretarial agency, 64; Sir William Downward, former Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, 80; Miss Enid Mary Essame, former headmistress of Queenswood School, 86; Maj-Gen Henry Foote VC, 88; The Most Rev George Henderson, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, and Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, 71; Mr John Home Robertson MP, 44; The Earl of Longford, writer and former government minister, 87; Lord Matthews, former newspaper publisher, 73; Miss Janet Morgan, editor and writer, 47; Mr Sheridan Morley, writer and broadcaster, 51; Lord Napier and Ettrick, private secretary to Princess Margaret, 62; Lord Nathan, former chairman, Royal Society of Arts, 70; Lord Rotherwick, shipowner, 80; Mr Jeremy Sandford, author, 58; Mr Harold Sebag-Montefiore, barrister, 68; Mr Baden Skitt, chief constable, Hertfordshire, 51; Dame Mary Smieton, former senior civil servant, 90.

TOMORROW: Mrs Janet Anderson MP, 43; Lord Ashley of Stoke, former MP, 70; Lt-Col Sir Charles Brown Bt, former deputy Lieutenant of North Riding of Yorkshire, 90; Mr Dave Brubeck, jazz musician, 72; Vice-Admiral Sir John Cadell, district general manager, Canterbury and Thanet Health Authority, 63; Lord Clinton-Davis, former MP, 64; Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss, 68; Miss Wendy Ellis, ballerina, 41; Lord Emslie, former Lord Justice-General of Scotland, 73; Earl Granville, Lord-Lieutenant, Islands Area of the Western Isles, 74; Miss Jill Hammersley-Parker, table-tennis player, 41; Mr Geoffrey Hoon MP, 39; Miss Tessa Kennedy, interior decorator, 54; Mr Jonathan King, broadcaster and pop producer, 48; Sir Richard Lloyd, chairman, Vickers plc, 64; Sir Nicholas Lyell QC MP, Attorney General, 54; The Right Rev Professor Eric Mercer, former Bishop of Exeter, 75; Sir George Pinker, gynaecological surgeon, 68; Professor Lord Porter of Luddenham, former president of the Royal Society, 72; Mr Richard Shepherd MP, 50; Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites, former principal, Westfield College, London University, 69; Mr Charles Vance, actor, director and producer, 63; The Right Rev Peter Walker, former Bishop of Ely, 73; Mr Cyril Washbrook, cricketer, 78; Mr Peter Willey, cricketer, 43.

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