Birthdays

TODAY: Lt-Gen Sir Peter Beale, Chief Medical Adviser, British Red Cross, 61; Professor Alexander Boksenberg, Director, Royal Observatories, 59; Major Sir David Butter, Lord- Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, 75; M Ren Clement, film director, 82; Mr James Conlon, conductor, 45; Mr F.W. de Klerk, Deputy President of South Africa, 59; Mr Pat Eddery, jockey, 43; Mr John Fraser, actor, 64; Sir William Fraser, Principal and Vice- Chancellor, Glasgow University, 66; Sir Peter Harrop, former senior civil servant, 69; Mr Alex Higgins, snooker player, 46; Mr Patrick Kavanagh, former Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 72; Mr Kenny Lynch, singer and actor, 56; Mr Wilson Pickett, singer, 54; Professor Sir Gordon Robson, anaesthetist, 74; Mr Alan Sapper, founder and chief executive, Interconnect AV, 64; Mr Barry Shaw, Chief Constable, Cleveland, 54; Mr Nicholas Snowman, chief executive, South Bank Centre, 51; Mr Ingemar Stenmark, ski champion, 39; Professor Eric Sunderland, Principal, University College of North Wales, 65; Mr John Updike, novelist, 63; Professor J.Z. Young, anatomist and biologist, 88.

TOMORROW: Miss Ursula Andress, film actress, 59; Sir Nigel Broomfield, ambassador to Germany, 58; Miss Glenn Close, actress, 48; Lady Georgina Coleridge, journalist, 79; Mr Peter Cotes, theatrical director and producer, 83; Professor Ronald Girdwood, former President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 78; The Right Rev Ronald Gordon, former Bishop of Lambeth, 68; Mr Bryan Hildrew, former managing director, Lloyds Register of Shipping, 75; Vice-Admiral Sir Norman King, chairman, Buckinghamshire Health Authority, 62; Sir David Lumsden, former Principal, Royal Academy of Music, 67; Mr Paul Marland MP, 55; Sir Peter Masefield, President, Brooklands Museum Trust, aviation authority, 81; Mr Philip Mason, novelist, 89; Lord Plant of Highfield, Master, St Catherine's College, Oxford, 50; Lt-Gen Sir Alan Reay, Chief Hon Steward, Westminster Abbey, 70; Sir Kenneth Robinson, former chairman, the Arts Council, 84; Mr Philip Roth, novelist, 62; Sir Leonard Scopes, former diplomat, 83; Miss Mary Wimbush, actress, 71.

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