Birthdays: 22nd November


Mr Michael Alexander, explorer and writer, 75; Mr Denis Allport, former Chairman, Metal Box Ltd, 73; Lord Archer of Sandwell QC, former MP, 69; The Hon Hugh Astor, former deputy chairman of the Times, 75; Mr Peter Badge, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, 64; Mr Alistair Cooke, journalist and broadcaster, 87; Brigadier Bernard Cowey, former rugby international, 84; Miss Alexandra Danilova, choreographer and actress, 89; Sir Alan Goodison, former diplomat, 69; Miss Nadine Gordimer, novelist and Nobel prizewinner, 72; Miss Dulcie Gray, actress and author, 75; Mr Aubrey Jones, former government minister, 84; Mr Piara Khabra MP, 71; Mr Johnny Leach, former table-tennis champion, 73; Mr James McPherson, solicitor, and Lord-Lieutenant of the Grampian Region, 68; Sir Richard Morris, former chairman, Brown and Root, 70; Sir David Price, former MP, 71; Mr Arthur Rees, former chief constable, Denbighshire and Staffordshire, rugby international, and chairman, St John's Ambulance, Staffordshire, 83; Mr Wilfred Wooller, former cricketer and rugby international, 83.