Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Gary Bertini, conductor, 66; Sir Richard Brooke, chartered accountant, 78; Mr Steve Cauthen, jockey, 33; Mr Ian Curteis, playwright, 58; Professor Ralf Dahrendorf, Warden, St Antony's College, Oxford, and Chairman, Newspaper Publishing plc, 64; Sir Henry de Waal, QC, 62; Mr Glenn Ford, actor, 77; Dr Michael Goldstein, director, Coventry University, 54; Sir Irvine Goulding, former High Court judge, 83; Mr Gordon Greenidge, former West Indies cricketer, 42; Miss Donna Hartley, athlete, 38; Mr Joseph Heller, novelist, 70; Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Hill, Deputy Controller of the Navy, 56; Mr W. Leonard Hyde, former president, Leeds Permanent Building Society, 79; Mr Kevin Kennedy, chairman and managing director, Philips Electronics, 56; Professor Philip King, sculptor, 59; Miss Joanna Lumley, actress, 47; Sir Bruce McPhail, managing director, P & O, 54; Mr Julian Mitchell, writer and playwright, 58; Mr Bo Nilsson, composer, 56; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Peake, first director of the WRAF, 80; Mr Sonny Ramadhin, former West Indies cricketer, 64; Sir Bob Reid, chairman, British Rail, 59; Sir Lindsay Ring, former Lord Mayor of London, 79; Col Sir Greville Spratt, former Lord Mayor of London, 66; Miss Una Stubbs, actress, 56; Lord Taylor of Gosforth, Lord Chief Justice of England, 63; Miss Wendy Toye, theatrical producer, 76; Mr Mike Watson MP, 44; Sir John Wheeler MP, 53; Admiral Sir John Woodward, former Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command, 61.

TOMORROW: Maj-Gen David Alexander-Sinclair, 66; Dr Robert Anderson, director, British Museum, 49; Air Chief Marshal Sir John Barraclough, 75; Mr Theodore Bikel, actor, 69; Professor Neil Buxton, vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, 53; Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former diplomat, 69; Mr Jon Faulds, chairman, Halifax Building Society, 61; Rear Admiral Sir John Fleming, 89; Mr Alastair Forbes, journalist and writer, 75; Mr Peter Foster, architect, 74; Sir Campbell Fraser, former chairman, Scottish Television, 70; Sir James Hamilton, aviation authority, 70; Dr Patrick Hillery, former president of the Irish Republic, 70; Professor Sir Robert Honeycombe, metallurgist, 72; Mr Engelbert Humperdinck, rock singer, 57; Mr Clive Jenkins, trade union leader, 67; Mr Michael Kaser, economist, and Professorial Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, 67; Dr Malcolm Lipkin, composer, 61; Miss Peggy Mount, actress, 77; Mr John Neville, actor, 68; Air Marshal Sir Ian Pedder, 67; Mrs Dawn Primarolo MP, 39; Lord Silsoe QC, barrister, 63; Sir Ronald Sinclair, former judge, 90; Dame Nancy Snagge, former director, WRAF, 87; Dr Benjamin Spock, child care specialist, 90; Mr David Suchet, actor, 47; Sir Frederick Warner, former diplomat and MEP, 75; Mr Jimmy White, snooker player, 31; Lord Woolf, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 60; Mr Robert Wyatt, former England cricket captain, 92.

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