Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Jenny Abramsky, controller, BBC Radio Five Live, 49; Miss June Allyson, actress, 78; Mr Christopher Booker, journalist and author, 58; Mr Richard Caldicot, actor, 87; Sir Colin Chandler, chief executive, Vickers plc, 56; Mr Shura Cherkassky, pianist, 84; Mr Joseph Cooper, pianist and broadcaster, 83; Sir Zelman Cowen QC, former Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, 76; Sir Andrew Derbyshire, architect, 72; Professor Harold Dexter, organist, and Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 75; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Fletcher, 79; Dr Mark Girouard, architectural historian, 64; Lord Glenarthur, former government minister, 51; Mr Brian Hoban, former Head Master of Harrow School, 74; Mr Terence Hodgkinson, former director, Wallace Collection, 82; Mr Clive James, critic and television presenter, 56; Mr Thomas Keneally, author, 60; Mr George Kynoch MP, 49; Lt-Gen Sir Derek Lang, soldier and management consultant, 82; Miss Yaltah Menuhin, pianist, 74; Sir John Stocker, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 77; Maj-Gen Julian Thompson, 61; Miss Jayne Torvill, ice dance champion, 38; The Most Rev Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town, 64; Sir Colin Walker, chairman, National Blood Authority, 61; Professor David Wallace, Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University of Technology, 50; Mr Graham Yallop, cricketer, 43; Mr Yo Yo Ma, cellist, 40.

TOMORROW: The Marquess of Anglesey, former Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, 73; Miss Betty Boothroyd MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, 66; Professor Sir John Cadogan, Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Imperial College, London University, 65; Viscount Caldecote, former chairman, Delta Group, 78; Mr David Carradine, actor, 59; Professor Garth Chapman, zoologist, 78; Sir Nicolas Cheetham, former ambassador, 85; Mr Emrys Davies, former High Commissioner to Barbados, 61; Professor Hugh de Wardener, physician and nephrologist, 80; Sir Edward Eveleigh, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 78; Mr Edgar Fay QC, former circuit judge, 87; Sir Michael Fox, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 74; Mr Brandon Gough, former chairman, Coopers & Lybrand, 58; Mr Milner Gray, artist and designer, 96; Mr John Hardman, former chairman, Asda, 56; Professor Sir Richard Harrison, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Cambridge University, 75; Mr Neil Harvey, cricketer, 67; Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, landscape architect, 95; Mr Bill Maynard, actor, 67; Mr Alasdair Milne, former Director-General, BBC, 65; Dr Cesar Milstein, biologist and biochemist, 68; Sir Mark Oliphant, physicist and former Governor of South Australia, 94; Dame Merle Park, Director, Royal Ballet Ballet School, 58; The Very Rev John Paterson, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland, 73; The Hon Sir Peter Ramsbotham, former ambassador to Washington, 76; Mr Ray Reardon, snooker champion, 63; Mr Albert Roux, chef, 60; Sir Robert Scholey, former chairman of British Steel, 74; Mr Dennis Silk, former Warden of Radley College, 64; Mr Nigel Spearing MP, 65; Mr Toru Takemitsu, composer, 65; Mr Godfrey Talbot, author, broadcaster and former BBC Court correspondent, 87; Sir Ray Tindle, chairman, Tindle Newspapers, 69; Mr Peter Wood, theatre and television director, 67.

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