Birthdays

Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Douglas Adams, author, 43; Mr Terence Alexander, actor, 72; Miss Agatha Barbara, former president of Malta, 72; Sir John Batten, former physician to the Queen, 71; Dr Alan Betts, Emeritus Professor, Royal Veterinary College, 68; Miss Louise Brough, tennis champion, 72; Mr Michael Carttiss MP, 57; Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor, St Andrews University, 75; Mr Dennis Enright, author, poet and critic, 75; Mr Peter Eyre, actor, 53; Mr David Gentleman, designer and painter, 65; Professor Thomas Gray, anaesthetist, 82; Miss Margaret Herbison, former government minister, 88; Mr Raymond Jackson (Jak), cartoonist, 68; Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 63; Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt, diplomat, soldier and politician, 84; Sir Henry Marking, former deputy chairman and managing director, British Airways, 75; Mr Timothy Mason, chief executive, London Arts Board, 50; Air Marshal Sir Alec Morris, engineering consultant, 69; Mr Rupert Murdoch, newspaper proprietor, 64; Miss Erica O'Donnell, founder, Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, 75; Sir Malcolm Pill, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 57; Sir Keith Speed MP, 61; Sir Iain Tennant, former Lord-Lieutenant of Morayshire, 76; Miss Patricia Tindale, architect, 69; Mr Ron Todd, former general secretary, TGWU, 68; Sir Peter Walters, chairman, Blue Circle Industries and SmithKline Beecham, 64; Lord Wilberforce, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 88; Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, former prime minister, 79; Mr Tony Wright MP, 47; Mr Alan Yentob, controller, BBC1, 48.

TOMORROW: Sir Antony Acland, Provost of Eton and former diplomat, 65; Dr Giovanni Agnelli, chairman, Fiat SpA, 74; Mr Rudolph Agnew, former group chief executive, Consolidated Gold Fields, 61; Mr Edward Albee, playwright, 67; Mr Ronald Alley, former Keeper of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, 69; Mrs Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health, 47; Mr Norbert Brainin, violinist, 72; Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Director of the Royal Collection, 64; Mr John Gross, writer, 60; Mr Norman Hogg MP, 57; Mr Philip Jones, former Principal, Trinity College of Music, London, 67; Mr Anthony Loehnis, former vice-chairman, S.G. Warburg & Co, 59; Mr David Mellor QC MP, 46; Miss Liza Minnelli, actress, 49; Mr David Mlinaric, interior decorator, 56; Mr Roland Moyle, former government minister, 67; Sir Tom Normanton, former MP, 78; Mr Patrick Procktor, painter, 59; Mr Rod Richards MP, 48; Mr Ralph Shapey, composer and conductor, 74; Miss Gudrun Ure, actress, 69; Miss Elizabeth Vaughan, operatic soprano, 58; Mr Paul Way, golfer, 32; Mr David Oliver Williams, former general secretary, COHSE, 69; Mr David Wilmot, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester, 52; Miss Googie Withers, actress, 78.

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