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Birthdays

The Earl of Airlie, Lord Chamberlain, 73; Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird, 75; Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham, chairman of the Trustees, RAF Museum, 76; Mr Keith Bradley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Social Security, 49; Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former ambassador to Russia, 67; Professor Donald Cameron Watt, historian, 71; Miss Sue Carpenter, television presenter and journalist, 43; Mr Geoffrey Caston, former Vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific, 73; Sir Charles Cawley, former chief scientist, Ministry of Power, 92; Mr Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer, 54; Professor John Craggs, electrical engineer, 84; Sir John Garlick, former senior civil servant, 78; Lord Gordon of Strathblane, chairman, Scottish Radio Holdings, 63; The Right Rev Ian Griggs, former Bishop of Ludlow, 71; Sir Ronald Halstead, former deputy chairman, British Steel, 72; Dr Raymond Hide, geophysicist, 70; Sir Colin Hope, executive chairman, T & N, 67; Mr Simon Hughes MP, 48; Mr John Iles, actor, 45; Mr Alan Johnson MP, 49; Mr Sugar Ray Leonard, US boxing champion, 43; Mr Peter Mennin, composer, 76; Sir Eric Mensforth, former president, Westland Aircraft, 93; Miss Birgit Nilsson, operatic soprano, 81; Lt-Gen Sir Douglas Packard, 96; The Right Rev Peter Price, Area Bishop of Kingston upon Thames, 55; Lord Tombs, former chairman of Rolls-Royce, 75; Captain Sir Miles Wingate, former deputy master, Trinity House, 76; Lt-Gen Sir David Young, former GOC, Scotland, 73.

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