Birthdays

Mr Alexander Bennett, former chairman, Whitbread and Co, 79; Air Commandant Dame Jean Bromet, former Director of the WRAF, 80; Mr Basil Collins, former chairman, Nabisco, 69; Miss Joan Dickson, cellist and chairman, European String Teachers Association, 71; Mrs Chris Evert, tennis player, 38; Miss Jane Fonda, actress, 55; Mr James Hill, MP, 66; Mr Peter Johnson, headmaster, Wrekin College, 45; Sir Frederick Lawton, former judge, 81; Mr Albert Lee, rock guitarist, 49; Mr Geoff Lewis, horse-racing trainer, 57; Mr Wyndham Milligan, former principal, Wolsey Hall, Oxford, 85; Mr Hanif Mohammad, cricketer, 58; Sir John Nabarro, consultant physician, 77; Mr Steve Perryman, footballer, 41; Mr Anthony Powell, novelist, 87; Mr John Quayle, actor, 54; Sir John Quinton, chairman, Barclays Bank, 63; Mr Donald Regan, former US Secretary of the Treasury, 74; Flt Lt William Reid, VC, 71; Mr Thomas Robinson, Honorary President, DRG, 80; Brigadier Vera Rooke, former director, Army Nursing Services, 68; Mr Greville Starkey, jockey, 53; Mr Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, 48; Mr Peter Tinniswood, playwright, 56; Mr Cyril Townsend, MP, 55; Mr Jeremy Tree, horse-racing trainer, 67; Mr James Tye, director-general, British Safety Council, 71; Dr Kurt Waldheim, former president of Austria, 74; Mr Doug Walters, cricketer, 47; Mr Alan Williams, MP, 47; Mr Carl Wilson, rock guitarist, 46; Mr Frank Zappa, rock singer and composer, 52.

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