Birthdays:

Birthdays

TODAY: Lord Archer of Weston- super-Mare, novelist, 55; Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Deputy Chairman, Broadcasting Standards Council, 66; Professor Brooke Benjamin, mathematician, 66; Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC National Governor for Northern Ireland, 64; Gp Capt David Bolton, former Director, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 63; Sir Michael Bond, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Glasgow University, 59; Sir Adrian Cadbury, a director of the Bank of England, 66; Miss Claudia Cardinale, actress, 57; Mr Dave Edmunds, rock guitarist, 51; Sir Richard Evans, former diplomat, 67; Miss Samantha Fox, model and singer, 29; Lord Geraint, former MP, 70; Mr Patrick Gillam, chairman, Standard Chartered plc, 62; Lord Grey of Naunton, former Chancellor, University of Ulster, 85; Mr John Grigg, historian, 71; Sir David Keene, High Court judge, 54; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor, 71; Professor Charles Marsden, neurologist, 57; Sir Peter Menzies, former chairman, Electricity Council, 83; Miss Elizabeth Montgomery, actress, 62; Earl Russell, historian, 58; Sir Maurice Shock, former Rector, Lincoln College, Oxford, 69; Sir Leslie Smith, former chairman, BOC Group, 76; Mr Godfrey Stafford, former Master, St Cross College, Oxford, 75; Miss Emma Thompson, actress, 36; Miss Meriol Trevor, novelist and biographer, 76; Dr Richard von Weizsacker, President of Germany, 75; Sir Douglas Wass, chairman, Equity & Law Life Assurance Society, 72; Mr Marty Wilde, rock singer and composer, 56.

TOMORROW: Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 55; Lord Aberconway, former president, John Brown & Co, 82; Sir Kingsley Amis, novelist, 73; Miss Joan Bakewell, television presenter, 62; Lord Camoys, deputy chairman, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, 55; Sir John Harvey-Jones, former chairman, ICI, 71; Mr Vince Hill, singer, 63; Mr Michael Hirst, former Chief Constable, Leicestershire, 57; Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith MP, 71; Mr Richard Kershaw, radio and television broadcaster, 61; Miss Ruth Madoc, actress, 52; Mr Peter Marshall, chairman, Ocean Group, 68; Mr Spike Milligan, comedian and writer, 77; Mr Jimmy Osmond, singer, 32; Sir Geoffrey Owen, former Editor, Financial Times, 61; Mr Frank Page, television journalist and broadcaster, 65; Mr David Porter MP, 47; Mr Gerry Rafferty, singer and songwriter, 48; Mr James Rant, Judge Advocate General of the Army and RAF, 59; Sir John Robson, former ambassador to Norway, 65; Miss Gabriella Sabatini, tennis player, 25; Miss Constance Shacklock, opera singer, 82; Mr Llewellyn Smith MP, MEP, 51; Miss Dusty Springfield, singer, 55; Dr William Stearn, consultant botanist, 84; Mr Leo Tindemans, statesman, 73; Professor Barbara Tizard, educationist, 69; Sir Peter Ustinov, actor and writer, 74.

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