Birthdays: 9th & 10th SEPTEMBER

Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Richard Adams, former chief executive of P & O, 74; Miss Pauline Baynes, designer and book illustrator, 73; Mr Eric Forth MP, Minister of State, Department of Education and Employment, 51; Sir John Gorton CH, statesman, 84; Mr Robin Hyman, publisher, 64; Sir John Loveridge, former MP, 70; Sir Peter Macadam, former chairman, BAT Industries, 74; Sir Anthony May, High Court judge, 55; Sir Anthony Parsons, former ambassador, 73; The Rev Professor Norman Porteous, theological scholar, 97; Mr Cliff Robertson, actor, 70; Mr James Sabben-Clare, Headmaster, Winchester College, 54; Mr Richard Sharpe, rugby footballer, 57; Mr Dave Stewart, rock singer and producer, 43; Dr The Hon Shirley Summerskill, former Labour MP, 64; Mr Chaim Topol, actor, 60; Miss Margaret Tyzack, actress, 64; Air Commodore Robert Weighill, former secretary, Rugby Football Union, 75.

TOMORROW: Mr Michael Barry, food expert and radio executive, 54; Mr Thomas Allen, operatic baritone, 51; Mrs Beryl Cook, painter, 69; Miss Louise Croll, former ambassador to Costa Rica, 60; Mr Brian Donohue MP, 47; Mr Ted Edgar, showjumper, 57; Mr John Entwistle, rock guitarist, 51; Mr Jose Feliciano, singer, 50; Miss Judy Geeson, actress, 47; Mr David Hamilton, disc jockey, 56; Mr Christopher Hogwood, harpsichordist, 54; Mr Niall Macdermot QC, international jurist, 79; Major John Makgill Crichton Maitland, Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, 70; The Very Rev Michael Mayne, Dean of Westminster, 66; Mr Frederick Moorfoot, former chairman, Kodak, 79; Mr Norman Morrice, choreographer, 64; Lord Nolan, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 67; Mr Neville Ovens, former chief constable, Lincolnshire Police Force, 57; Mr Arnold Palmer, golfer, 66; General Sir Antony Read, former governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 82; Sir Peter Reynolds, former chairman, Ranks Hovis McDougall plc, 66; Mr Denis Richards, air historian, 85; Dame Betty Ridley, former Third Church Estates Commissioner, 86; Mr Bill Rogers, golfer, 44; Teresa, Lady Rothschild, former trustee, Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust, 80; Sir Peter Singer, High Court judge, 51; Dr Brian Smith, chairman, BAA, 67; Sir Robert Smith, chairman, Alliance and Second Alliance Trust, 68; Sir Rupert Speir, former MP, 85; Professor Carel Weight CH, painter and art teacher, 87; Mr Robert Wise, film director and producer, 81; Miss Fay Wray, actress, 88.

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