BIRTHDAYS

TODAY: Professor Quentin Bell, painter, sculptor and art historian, 85; Commandant Daphne Blundell, former director, Women's Royal Naval Service, 79; Mr Gordon Brand, Jnr, golfer, 37; Sir Malcolm Hilbery Chaplin, senior partner, Hilbery Chaplin, 56; Mr Bill Clinton, President of the United States, 49; Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe, former MP, 66; Mr Kenneth Dixon, former chairman, Rowntree plc, 66; Mr Charles Driver, Master of Wellington College, 56; Sir Francis Ferris, High Court judge, 63; Mr Ian Gould, cricketer, 38; Dame Rose Heilbron, former High Court judge, 81; Mr Edmund Heward, former Chief Master of the Supreme Court, 83; Sir David Hopwood, Professor of Genetics, University of East Anglia, 62; Mr Richard Ingrams, Editor, the Oldie, 58; Mr Billy J. Kramer, rock singer, 52; Mr Bernard Levin, journalist and author, 67; Mr David Lodge, actor, 74; Mr John Marshall MP, 55; The Right Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester, 46; Mr Michael Roper, former Keeper of Public Records, 63; Miss Jill St John, actress, 55; Mr Willie Shoemaker, jockey, 64; Mrs Phyllida Stewart-Roberts, former superintendent-in-chief, St John Ambulance Brigade, 62; Mr John Mark Taylor MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, 54; Mr Georg von Mallinckrodt, executive chairman, Schroders, 65; Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir James Watt, 81; Mr Henry Wyndham, chairman, Sotheby's, 42.

TOMORROW: Mr Gerald Bermingham MP, 55; Sir Martin Berthoud, diplomat, 64; Mr Reginald Bevins, former government minister, 87; Professor Sir John Boardman, former Lincoln Professor of Archaeology and Art, Oxford University, 68; Mr John Clay, former vice-chairman, Hambros, 68; Professor Peter Day, director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 57; Mr John Emburey, cricketer, 43; Mr Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, 88; Mr Roger Gale MP, 52; Mrs Jane Garside, chief commissioner, The Guide Association of the United Kingdom, 59; Dr Lionel Kochan, former Bearsted Reader in Jewish History, Warwick University, 73; Mr Gus Macdonald, television journalist, 55; Mr Tom Mangold, television reporter, 61; Dr Helen Muir, former Director, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, 75; Mr Robin Oakley, political editor, BBC, 54; Mr Robert Plant, rock singer, 47; Professor Sir John Plumb, Emeritus Professor of Modern English History, Cambridge University, 84; Mr Brian Rees, former Headmaster, Rugby School, 66; Baroness Robson of Kiddington, former chairman, South-West Thames Regional Health Authority, 76; Professor Anthony Seaton, chairman, Department of the Environment Air Pollution Commission, 57; Mr Robert Wareing MP, 65; Mr William Woolard, television presenter and producer, 56.

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