Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Antony Buck QC, former MP, 64; Mr Ross Buckland, chief executive, Unigate, 50; Mr Timothy Eggar MP, Minister of State, Trade and Industry, 41; Dame Catherine Hall, former general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, 70; The Right Rev Ian Harland, Bishop of Carlisle, 60; Brigadier Lewis Harris, cartographer, 82; Sir Brian Hill, former chairman, Higgs & Hill, 60; Mr Syd Little, comedian, 50; Sir William Murrie, former civil servant, 89; Mr Robert Ponsonby, former Controller of Music, BBC, 65; The Marquess of Queensberry, former professor of ceramics at the Royal College of Art, 63; Count Edward Raczynski, chairman, Polish Cultural Foundation, 101; Sir David Rowe-Ham, former Lord Mayor of London, 57; Col Sir John Tilney, former MP, 85; Lord Weir, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 61; Mr Maurice White, rock singer, 51.

TOMORROW: Miss Jenny Agutter, actress, 40; Mr Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark, 65; Lord Brabazon, Minister of State, Department of Transport, 46; Mr Billy Bragg, rock singer and songwriter, 34; Sir George Coldstream QC, former permanent secretary to the Lord Chancellor, 85; Mr Malcolm Cooper, marksman, 45; Mr Peter Criss, rock drummer, 50; Mr Charles Denton, chairman, Action Time Ltd, 55; Miss Bo Derek, actress, 35; Mr Bo Diddley, singer and guitarist, 64; The Earl of Harrowby, Chairman, the Private Bank & Trust Company, 70; Lord Howe of Aberavon QC, former government minister, 66; Mr Simon Hughes, cricketer, 33; Miss Lesley Judd, actress, 46; Mr James Leasor, author, 69; Mr Donald Tandy, actor, 74; Miss Rachel Trickett, former principal, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 69; Sir Dick White, former head of MI5 and MI6, 86; Mr John Whitney, chairman, the Really Useful Group, 62.

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