Birthdays

TODAY: Dr Eric Anderson, Rector, Lincoln College, Oxford, 59; The Right Rev Simon Barrington-Ward, Bishop of Coventry, 65; Professor John Barth, author, 65; Admiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, 59; Mr Jeffrey Bernard, writer, 63; Miss Cilla Black, singer, 52; Earl Cairns, chief executive and deputy chairman, S.G. Warburg Group, 56; Mr Pat Cash, tennis player, 30; Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, Governor of Gibraltar, 64; Sir Anthony Colman, High Court judge, 57; Mr John Conteh, boxer, 44; Mr Bryan Cowgill, former deputy chairman, Mirror Group Newspapers, 68; Colonel Sir William Crawshay, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, 75; Lord Erroll of Hale, former government minister, 81; Mr Roger Freeman MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, 53; Mr Paul Gascoigne, footballer, 28; Mr Duncan Goodhew, swimmer, 38; Mr Norman Griggs, former vice-president, Building Societies Association, 79; Lord Holme of Cheltenham, former president, Liberal Party, 59; Dr Henry Kissinger, statesman, 72; Mr Christopher Lee, actor, 73; Sir John Moberly, diplomat, 70; Miss Thea Musgrave, composer, 67; Miss Florence Sharples, former executive director, YWCA, 64; Mr Ravi Shastri, cricketer, 33; Mr Sam Snead, golfer, 83; Sir Ross Stainton, former chairman, British Airways, 81; Mr Michael Webster, former chairman, DRG, 75; Mr Don Williams, singer, 52; Mr Herman Wouk, novelist, 80.

TOMORROW: Professor John Alderson, former Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall, 73; Miss Carroll Baker, film actress, 63; Mr Albert Booth, former government minister, 67; Professor Patrick Boulter, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 68; Miss Faith Brown, impressionist, 48; Sir Patrick Browne, former Lord Justice of Appeal, 88; Sir Gerald Cash, former Governor-General, the Bahamas, 78; Sir Edward du Cann, former chairman, Lonrho, 71; Mrs Liz Edgar, showjumper, 52; Sir Robert Evans, former chairman, British Gas, 68; Sir Reginald Eyre, solicitor and former MP, 71; Mr Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, 70; Lord Goold, company director and former chairman, Royal Scottish Orchestra, 61; Dame Thora Hird, actress, 79; Miss Sue Holderness, actress, 46; Mr Norman Ireland, chairman, BTR, 68; Miss Rachel Kempson, actress, 85; Professor Gyorgy Ligeti, composer, 72; Mr Alan McLintock, former chairman, Woolwich Building Society, 70; Sir Patrick McNair-Wilson MP, 66; Mr Frank Middlemass, actor, 76; Mr Raymond Miquel, former chairman, Scottish Sports Council, 64; Sir Philip Otton, High Court judge, 62; Professor Stuart Piggott, archaeologist, 85; Mr Timothy Renton MP, 63; Lord Rippon of Hexham, QC, former government minister, 71; Dr Charles Saumarez Smith, Director, National Portrait Gallery, 41; Mr Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist, 80; Mr Edward Seaga, former prime minister of Jamaica, 65; Mr Julian Slade, composer, 65; Mr Richard Van Allan, operatic bass and director, 60; Sir Gordon Wolstenholme, physician, 82

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