Birthdays

TODAY: Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Ashmore, 74; The Hon Sir Clive Bossom Bt, former MP, 77; Mr Jim Cunningham MP, 54; Dr P.E. Thompson Hancock, specialist in cancer treatment, 91; Lord Haslam, former chairman, British Coal, 72; Mr Russell Hoban, author , 70; Miss Ida Lupino, actress, 77; The Hon Mrs Ray Michie MP, 61; Mr Stanley Newens, MEP, 65; Sir Michael Nicholson, a judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland, 62; Dr McIntosh Patrick, painter and etcher, 88; Mr Charles Pollard, Chief Constable, Tha mes Valley, 50; Mr William Ross MP, 59; Mr Richard Ryder MP, Chief Government Whip, 46; Lord Shawcross QC, former Attorney-General and former Chancellor, Sussex University, 93; Mr John Willan, managing director, London Philharmonic, 52; Mr Norman Wisdom, comedian, 75; The Most Rev Derek Worlock, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, 75; Sir Christopher Zeeman, Principal, Hertford College, Oxford, 70.

TOMORROW: Mr Jack Aspinwall MP, 62; Mr Robert Atkins MP, Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside, 49; Mr William Burroughs, novelist, 81; Mr Red Buttons, actor and comedian, 76; Maj-Gen Sir Simon Cooper, Master of HM Household, 59; Mr Ian Findlay, former chairman, Lloyd's, 77; Lord Gibson, former chairman, National Trust, 79; Miss Susan Hill, novelist and playwright, 53; Professor Sir Alan Hodgkin, former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, 81; The Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 50; General Sir Geoffrey Howlett, chairman, Leonard Cheshire Foundation, 65; Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman, Honeywell, 60; Wing Cdr Roderick Learoyd VC, 82; Mr David Martin MP, 50; Sir Andrew Morritt, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 57; Mr Frank Muir, writer and broadcaster, 75; Professor Adam Neville, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 72; Miss Charlotte Rampling, actress, 49; The Very Rev Colin Semper, Canon of Westminster, 57; Mrs Clare Short MP, 49; Mr Michael Simpson-Orlebar, former ambassador to Mexico, 63; Mr Arthur Sulzberger, former chairman and publisher of the New York Times, 69; Sir Rodney Sweetnam, former orthopaedic surgeon to the Queen, 68; Mr David Turner, cricketer, 46; Lord Williams of Mostyn, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 54; Sir Leslie Young, chairman, Hoskins Ltd, 70.

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