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.

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Compensation and Benefits Manager - Brentwood - Circa £60,000

£60000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Compensation and Benefits Manager - Compensat...

Finance Manager - Recruitment Business (Media & Entertainment)

£28000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable: Sauce Recruitment: We have an exciting...

HR Advisor - North London / North West London

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Advisor - North London...

Finance Manager - Recruitment Business (Media & Entertainment)

£28000 - £32000 per annum + negotiable: Sauce Recruitment: We have an exciting...

Day In a Page

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker