Birthdays and Anniversaries
King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden, 50; Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, 87; Sir James Adams, consultant, Control Risks Group, former ambassador to Egypt, 64; Dr Gerald Aylmer, historian, 70; Mrs Janey Buchan, MEP, 70; Mrs Barbara Calvert QC, a Recorder of the Crown Court, 70; Miss Jill Clayburgh, actress, 52; Sir Robin David, circuit judge, 74; Mr Dickie Davies, sports commentator, 63; Lord Diamond, former leader of the SDP in the House of Lords, 89; Mr Michael Elder, actor and writer, 65; The Rev Paul Fiddes, Principal, Regent's Park College, Oxford, 49; Dame Isabel Graham-Bryce, former chairman, Oxford Regional Hospital Board, 94; Mr Leslie Grantham, actor, 50; Mr William Henry, former chairman, Coats Paton, 81; Mr Alfred Lomas, MEP, 68; Lord McIntosh of Haringey, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords, 63; Mr Keith Povey, Chief Constable, Leicestershire, 53; Lord Sanderson of Bowden, former chairman, Scottish Conservative Party, 63.
Anniversaries Births: Casimir III, King of Poland, 1310; William Lilly, astrologer and fortune-teller, 1602; Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of Christians schools, Rheims, 1651; Mary II, Queen, 1662; Jacques-Louis David, painter, 1748; David Thompson, explorer, 1770; Johann Karl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician and astronomer, 1777; William Mulready, painter, 1786; Richard Redgrave, painter, 1804; Jean-Francois Portaels, painter, 1818; Karl Kammerlander, song-writer and composer, 1828; Sir John Lubbock, first Baron Avebury, banker, writer and entomologist, 1834; Karl Piutti, organist and composer, 1846; Franz Lehar, composer, 1870; Jaroslav Hasek, novelist, 1883; Joachim von Ribbentrop, politician, 1893. Deaths: Pierre du Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard, soldier, killed 1524; John Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly, soldier, 1632; Eustache Le Sueur, painter, 1655; James Montgomery, journalist, poet and hymn-writer, 1854; Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, composer, 1855; Robert Fitzroy, admiral and hydrographer, 1865; Sarah Josepha Hale (Buell), editor, and poet for children, 1879; Edouard Manet, Impressionist painter, 1883; Jens Peter Jacobsen, poet and novelist, 1885; Carl August Nicolas Rosa, operatic impresario, 1889; Gustav Freytag, novelist and playwright, 1895; William Henry Welch, pathologist, 1934; Alfred Edward Housman, poet and scholar, 1936; Edwin Stanton Porter, film director, 1941; Beatrice (Potter) Webb, writer and socialist, 1943; Otto Jespersen, philologist, 1943; Adolf Hitler, dictator, committed suicide 1945; Eva Braun, mistress of Adolf Hitler, committed suicide 1945; Sir Almroth Wright, bacteriologist, 1947; George Balanchine, choreographer, 1983; Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), rhythm and blues singer, 1983; Sir John William Max Aitken, newspaper publisher, 1985. …