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 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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