Sunday after Christmas

Birthdays: Mr Hugh Arbuthnott, ambassador to Portugal, 56; Mrs Anne Armstrong, former US ambassador to Britain, 65; Viscount Astor, a Lord-in-Waiting, 41; Mr Christopher Benjamin, actor, 58; Sir Gordon Brunton, chairman, Bemrose Corporation, 71; Mr John Charles, footballer, 61; Sir Thomas Devitt, former rugby player and shipbroker, 90; Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, banking and finance authority, 51; Air Chief Marshal Sir Derek Hodgkinson, former Air Secretary, 75; The Earl of Inchcape, industrialist, 75; Mr Mick Jones, rock musician, 51; Viscount Knutsford, former SW Regional Director, Barclays Bank, 66; Miss Pat Moss, former rally driver, 58; Professor Donald Northcote, plant biochemist, 71; Mr Mike Pender, rock singer, 50; Sir Anthony Plowman, former High Court judge, 87; Mr Peter Quaife, rock musician, 49; Professor Brinley Rees, classical scholar, 73; Sir Norman Reid, former director of the Tate Gallery, 77; Dr Edward Salthouse, Master, University College, Durham, 57; Lord Sterling of Plaistow, chairman, P & O, 58; Miss Janet Street-Porter, broadcaster and writer, 46; The Right Rev Michael Turnbull, Bishop of Rochester, 57; Brigadier Dame Mary Tyrwhitt, former Director of the WRAC, 89.