Birthdays

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Birthdays

TODAY: Miss Audrey Barker, author, 78; Mr Stephen Byers MP, 43; Air Vice- Marshal Sir Bernard Chacksfield, 83; Mr Frank Chamberlain, chairman, Test and County Cricket Board, 71; The Hon Alan Clark, former government minister, 68; The Right Rev Roderic Coote, former Bishop of Colchester, 81; Mr Liam Cosgrave, former leader of the Fine Gael party in the Republic of Ireland, 76; Mr Beverley Cross, playwright, 65; Lord Davidson, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 67; Mr Peter Davison, actor, 45; Mr Stanley Donen, film director and producer, 72; Mr Edward Fox, actor, 59; Professor Albert Halsey, sociologist, 73; Sir Jeremiah Harman, High Court judge, 66; Air Marshal Sir Kenneth Hayr, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, 61; Mr Seamus Heaney, poet, 57; Sir Peter Heap, former ambassador to Brazil, 61; Mr Garry Kasparov, chess champion, 33; Mr Howard Keel, singer and actor, 77; Canon John Kelly, former principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 87; Mr Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer, 44; Dame Margaret Price, operatic singer, 55; Sir Stephen Roberts, former chairman, Milk Marketing Board, 81; Miss Barbara Roche MP, 42; Mr Christopher Strauli, actor, 50; Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, Professor Emeritus of Commercial Law, London School of Economics, 69; Miss Eudora Welty, novelist, 87; Sir John Weston, ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to Nato, 58; Lt-Gen Sir James Wilson, former chief executive, Tobacco Advisory Council, 75; Miss Marjorie Yates, actress, 55.

TOMORROW: Sir Patrick Brown, Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport, 56; Miss Julie Christie, actress, 56; Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, 65; Mr Bradford Dillman, actor, 66; Sir John Gielgud, actor, 92; Mr Gerry Gillman, former trade union leader, 69; Mr Ivor Guest, ballet writer, 76; Lord Hastings, farmer and former government minister, 84; Miss Valerie Hobson (Mrs John Profumo), former actress, 79; The Most Rev Dr David Hope, Archbishop of York, 56; Mr Paddy Hopkirk, racing rally driver, 63; Mr Julian Lloyd Webber, cellist, 45; Miss Loretta Lynn, country singer, 61; Mr Michael Maclagan, former Richmond Herald of Arms, 82; Col Sir Robert Macrae, former Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney, 81; The Right Rev Michael Marshall, Archbishops' adviser on Evangelism, 60; Baroness Masham of Ilton, President, Spinal Injuries Association, 61; Mr Patrick Ramsay, former Controller, BBC Scotland, 70; The Right Rev Leslie Rees, Assistant Bishop, Winchester, 77; Professor John Roberts, former Warden, Merton College, Oxford, 68; The Ven Raymond Roberts, former Chaplain of the Fleet, 65; Mr David Skipper, Director, Westminster Centre for Education, 65; Mr Rod Steiger, actor, 71; Miss Elizabeth Symons, trade union leader, 45; Sir Peter Thompson, life president, NFC plc, 68; Mr George Walker, former chairman and chief executive, Brent Walker, 67; Baroness Warnock, former Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, 72.

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