Birthdays 17th January 1996

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Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Consultant and Charge de Mission to the Secretary- General of the UN, 63; Mr Muhammad Ali, former boxing champion, 54; Sir John Boyd, ambassador to Japan, 60; Mr Keith Chegwin, television and radio presenter, 39; Sir Michael Clapham, former chairman, IMI and BPM Holdings, 84; Mr Christopher Crabbie, ambassador to Algeria, 50; Sir Mervyn Davies, former High Court Judge, 78; Sir Edward Fennessy, pioneer of radar, 84; Miss Monica Furlong, writer, 66; Mr Neil Gamble, Headmaster, Exeter School, 53; Mlle Francoise Hardy, singer and song-writer, 52; The Right Rev Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Wakefield, 54; Sir Geoffrey Pattie MP, 60; Professor William Robertson, pathologist, 73; Mr Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist, 68; Miss Moira Shearer, former ballerina, 70; Mr Richard Smethurst, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, 55; Mr Clyde Walcott, West Indies cricket administrator, 70; Miss Gillian Weir, concert organist, 55; Mr Paul Young, singer, 40.