Birthdays

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TODAY: Mr Ian Albery, impresario, 60; Lord Barnard, landowner, and former Lord-Lieutenant of Durham, 73; Mr Leonard Cohen, singer and poet, 62; Miss Shirley Conran, novelist, 64; Mr William Dacombe, chairman, Brown Shipley Holdings, 62; Miss Mary Fetherston-Dilke, former organiser of the Citizens' Advice Bureaux, 78; General Sir John Gibbon, former ADC to the Queen, 79; Mr Larry Hagman, actor, 65; Professor James Ham, former President, University of Toronto, 76; Mr John Hoddinott, Chief Constable, Hampshire, 52; Sir Colin Imray, former High Commissioner to Bangladesh, 63; Mr Stephen King, novelist, 48; Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Emeritus Professor of Greek, Oxford University, 74; Sir Ian MacGregor, former chairman of the National Coal Board, 84; Sir Peter Matthews, former chairman of Vickers, 74; Mr Bill Murray, actor, 46; Miss Jean Robertson, former Matron in Chief, QARNNS, 68; Sir John Smith, former deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 58; Sir Brian Unwin, president, European Investment Bank, 61; Professor Bernard Williams, philosopher, 67; Mr Jimmy Young, radio presenter, 73.

TOMORROW: Dr Dannie Abse, physician, surgeon and poet, 73; Mr John Caird, theatre director, 48; Sir George Cartland, former Vice- Chancellor, University of Tasmania, 84; Miss Maria Charles, actress, 67; Dr David Drewry, Director, Science and Technology, Natural Environment Research Council, 49; Dr Liam Fox MP, 35; Mr William Franklyn, actor, 70; Miss Gina Fratini, fashion designer, 65; Mr Colin Graham, Artistic Director, Aldeburgh Festival, 65; Sir James Henry, former chairman, Foreign Compensation Commission, 85; Professor Sir Frederick Holliday, chairman, Northumbrian Water plc, 61; Miss Joan Jett, rock singer, 38; Mr Graham Jones, Headmaster of Repton, 52; Miss Deborah Lavin, Co-Director, Howlands Institute for the Study of Change, Durham University, 57; Mr Mark Loveday, senior partner, Cazenove & Co, 53; Professor Norbert Lynton, art historian, 69; Sir Charles Mander, Lloyd's underwriter, 75; Sir Nigel Mobbs, Lord-Lieutenant designate of Buckinghamshire, 59; Lord Moran, former High Commissioner in Canada, 72; Miss Catherine Oxenberg, actress, 35; Capt Mark Phillips, horseman, 48; Mr George Richardson, chairman and managing director, James Richardson & Sons Ltd, Winnipeg, 72; Lord Saye and Sele, banker, 76; Mr Alan Waterworth, Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, 65; Mrs Fay Weldon, author, 65; Sir John Wickerson, former President of the Law Society, 59; Lord Younger of Prestwick, former government minister, 65.

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