Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Allen of Abbeydale, former senior civil servant, 83; Mr Jon Bannenberg, yacht designer, 66; Dr Robert Barnes, metallurgist, 71; Dr Kate Bertram, former president, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, 83; Sir Robin Biggam, chairman, BICC, 57; Mr Christopher Brown, headmaster, Norwich School, 51; The Hon Mrs Mary Corsar, former chairman, WRVS, 68; Sir Peter Darby, former chief inspector, Fire Services, 71; Lord Dervaird, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Edinburgh University, 60; Mr Leslie East, publishing director, Novello & Co, 46; Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar, former government minister, 69; Mr Bruce Gyngell, former managing director, TV- am, 66; Mr Bernard Henderson, former chairman, Anglian Water, 67; Mr Brian Hitchen, editor, Sunday Express, 59; Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman MP, 71; Dr Peter Knight, Vice- Chancellor, University of Central England in Birmingham, 48; Maj-Gen Robert Loudoun, former director, Mental Health Foundation, 73; Viscount Mersey, film director, 61; Mr David Metcalfe, insurance broker, 68; The Right Rev Derek Rawcliffe, Assistant Bishop of Ripon, 74; Viscount Samuel, Emeritus Sherman Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 73; Herr Walter Scheel, former president of West Germany, 76; Sir Roy Shaw, former secretary-general, Arts Council, 77; Mr Brian Walden, journalist and broadcaster, 63; Sir Peter Watkin Williams, former chief justice of Malawi, 84; Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler, 78; The Very Rev Michael Whinney, Assistant Bishop of Birmingham, 65.

TOMORROW: King Hassan II of Morocco, 66; Mr Peter Balfour, former chairman, Charterhouse plc, 74; Sir Phillip Bridges, former chief justice of the Gambia, 73; Dame Barbara Cartland, romantic novelist, 94; Mr David Chidgley MP, 53; Mr Richard Demarco, artist, 65; Sir George Edwards OM, former chairman, BAC, 87; Mr Eric Halladay, former principal, St Chad's College, Durham University, 65; Sir Edward Heath KG MP, former prime minister, 79; Mr John Heath-Stubbs, poet and lecturer, 77; Mr David Hockney, artist, 58; Dame Jill Knight MP, 68; Mr Richard Neilson, High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, 58; Lord Osborne, a Senator, College of Justice in Scotland, 58; Sir Richard Tucker, High Court judge, 65; General Jarl Wahlstrom, former international leader, Salvation Army, 77; Mr Michael Williams, actor, 60; Mr Richard Wilson, actor and director, 59.

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