Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Larry Adler, mouth organist, 84; Mr Robert Alston, High Commissioner to New Zealand, 60; Mr Michael Apted, film director, 57; Field Marshal Sir Nigel Bagnall, former Chief of the General Staff, 71; Mr Peter Benson, former company chairman, 81; Sir Michael Bishop, chairman, British Midland plc, 56; Miss Olwyn Bowey, landscape and portrait painter, 62; Dr Alexander Comfort, physician, poet and novelist, 78; Miss Roberta Flack, singer, 60; Mr James Alexander Gordon, radio announcer and presenter, 62; Professor John Heslop-Harrison, botanist, 78; Field Marshal Lord Milne, 89; Mr Greg Norman, golfer, 43; Lord Orr- Ewing, former MP, 86; Mr Nicholas Owen, television presenter and correspondent, 51; Gp Capt Sir Gordon Pirie, former Mayor of Westminster, 79; Miss Leontyne Price, soprano, 71; Sir Idwal Pugh, former chairman, Chartered Trust, 80; Sir Christopher Rose, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 61; Mr Mark Spitz, swimmer, 48; Mr Robert Wagner, actor, 68.

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