Birthdays: 16th & 17th December
Saturday 16 December 1995
TODAY: Mr Benny Andersson, singer, 49; Professor Sir Harold Bailey, Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit, Cambridge University, 96; Mr Michael Blackburn, chief executive, Halifax Building Society, 54; Mr Norman Blamey, painter, 81; Sir Michael Carlisle, chairman, Community Health Sheffield NHS Trust, 66; Mr Arthur C. Clarke, writer, 78; Mrs Myrella Cohen QC, circuit judge, 68; Professor Bernard Crick, biographer and Emeritus Professor of Politics, London University, 66; The Hon Peter Dickinson, author, 68; Miss Jacqueline Duncan, Head of the Inchbald Schools of Design and Fine Arts, 64; Mr Christopher Ellison, actor, 49; Mr Joel Garner, cricketer, 43; Mr Robert Gunn, former chairman of Boots, 70; Mr Tony Hicks, rock guitarist, 50; Sir Jasper Hollom, former Deputy Governor, Bank of England, 78; Mrs Jacqui Lait MP, 49; Miss Stephanie Lawrence, singer, 42; Lord Margadale, former MP, 89; Lord Mottistone, Lord-Lieutenant and Governor of the Isle of Wight, 75; Sir Victor Pritchett, author and critic, 95; Lt-Gen Sir David Scott- Barrett, chairman, Army Cadet Force Association, 73; Mr Rodion Shchedrin, composer, 63; Mr Graham Stevenson, cricketer, 40; Miss Liv Ullmann, actress, 57; Mr William Whatley, former trade union official, 73; Lt-Gen Sir Roger Wheeler, General Officer Commanding and Director of Military Operations, Northern Ireland, 54.
TOMORROW: Mr Simon Bates, disc jockey, 48; Mr Peter Blackburn, chairman and chief executive, Nestle UK, 55; Dame Mary Cartwright, mathematician, 95; Mr Christopher Cazenove, actor, 50; Viscount Daventry, Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire, 74; Lord de Villiers, barrister, 84; Lord Glenamara, former government minister, 83; Mr Brian Hayes, radio presenter, 58; Mr Bernard Hill, actor, 51; The Hon Dominic Lawson, Editor, the Sunday Telegraph, 39; Lord McFadzean, former chairman, Rolls Royce, 92; Mr Kerry Packer, chairman, Consolidated Press Holdings, 58; Sir Leonard Peach, chairman, Police Complaints Authority, 63; Mr Robert Robinson, broadcaster and writer, 68; Mr David Smith, Headmaster, Bradford Grammar School, 61; Mr Tommy Steele, singer and actor, 59; Professor William Stewart, former Vice-Chancellor, Keele University, 80; Mr Cecil Walker MP, 71.
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
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Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
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Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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