Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Alan Alda, actor, 59; Mr Bobby Ball, comedian, 51; Mr Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer, 47; Mr Acker Bilk, jazz clarinetist, 65; Mr James Callaghan MP, 68; Miss Enid Castle, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College, 59; Sir Oliver Chesterton, ch artered surveyor, 82; Mr James Cran MP, 51; Mr John Edmonds, trade union leader, 51; Mr Michael Falcon, chairman, Norwich Union Insurance, 67; Mr Glyn Ford, MEP, 45; Sir Anthony Garner, parliamentary and public affairs consultant, 68; Miss Frances Gumley , television and radio producer and broadcaster, 40; Mr John Hughes, former Principal, Ruskin College, Oxford, 68; Mr Bill Jordan, President, AEEU, 59; Sir Timothy Kitson, chairman, Provident Financial Group, and former MP, 64; Professor David Lodge, aut hor and honorary professor of literature, Birmingham University, 60; Mr Alfred Marks, actor and comedian, 74; Mr Claes Oldenburg, pop artist, 66; Mr Gordon Prentice MP, 44; Mr Nick Raynsford MP, 50; Mr Ronnie Scott, jazz musician, 68; Maj-Gen Martin Sinn att, former senior executive and secretary, Kennel Club, 67; Sir Trevor Skeet MP, 77; Professor John Tavener, composer, 51; Mr David Thompson, former chairman, Rank Xerox UK, 63; Sir Michael Weir, former diplomat, 70; The Rev Barrington White, former Pri ncipal, Regent's Park College, Oxford, 61; The Right Rev James Whyte, former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 75; Lord Windlesham, Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford, 63; Mr Robert Wyatt, rock musician, 50.

TOMORROW: Dr Robin Alston, bibliographer, 62; Mr Malcolm Binns, concert pianist, 59; Lord Braybrooke, Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, 63; Mr Leslie Bricusse, composer, 64; Maj-Gen Sir George Burns, 84; Mr Peter Byrne, actor and director, 67; Lord Clyde, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 63; Dr Alec Coppen, neuropsychiatrist, 72; The Right Rev Dom Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside, 54; Mr John Forsythe, actor, 78; Miss Germaine Greer, author, 56; Lord Gregson, non-executive director,Fairey Group, 71; Mrs Carole Grindea, editor, Piano Journal, 81; Professor Dr Frank Hartley, Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 53; Mr Timothy Healy, actor and comedian, 43; Mr Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher, 85; Earl Howe, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 44; Mr John Junkin, actor and scriptwriter, 65; Mr Sean Kerly, hockey player, 35; Miss Margaret Laird, Third Church Estates Commissioner, 62; Lord Lane of Horsell, chartered accountant and company chairman, 70; Mr Henry Lewis, former deputy chairman, Berisford International, 69; Mr Victor Mature, actor, 80; Mr Michael Mavor, Headmaster, Rugby School, 48; Mr Richard Needham MP, Minister of State, Trade and Industry, 53; Mr James Nicholson MEP, 50; Mr Cecil Redfern, chairman, Godfrey Davies, 78; Mr Andy Roberts, cricketer, 44; Miss Katharine Ross, actress, 52; Professor Abdus Salam, former Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, London, 69; Mr Tom Selleck, actor, 50; Mr Raman Subba Row, former chairman, Test and County Cricket Board, 63; Viscount Tonypandy, former Speaker of the House of Commons, 86; Mr Brian Trubshaw, former test pilot, 71.

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