Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Douglas Adams, author, 46; Mr Terence Alexander, actor, 75; Miss Agatha Barbara, former President of Malta, 75; Sir John Batten, former physician to the Queen, 74; Dr Alan Betts, Emeritus Professor, Royal Veterinary College, 71; Miss Louise Brough, tennis champion, 75; Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor, St Andrews University, 78; Mr Dennis Enright, author, poet and critic, 78; Mr Peter Eyre, actor, 56; Mr David Gentleman, designer and painter, 68; Mr Jonathan Gestetner, chairman, Marlborough Rare Books, 58; Professor Thomas Gray, anaesthetist, 85; Viscount Hood, former chairman, Petrofina UK, 84; Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 66; Sir Henry Marking, former deputy chairman and managing director, British Airways, 78; Mr Timothy Mason, director, Museum and Galleries Commission, 53; Mr Alan Montgomery, former High Commissioner to Tanzania, 60; Air Marshal Sir Alec Morris, engineering consultant, 72; Lord Mowbray, Seagrave and Stourton, former Deputy Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, 75; Mr Rupert Murdoch, newspaper proprietor, 67; Miss Erica O'Donnell, founder, Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, 78; Sir Malcolm Pill, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 60; Sir Keith Speed, former MP, 64; Sir Iain Tennant, former Lord-Lieutenant of Morayshire, 79; Miss Patricia Tindale, architect, 72; Mr Ron Todd, former general secretary, TGWU, 71; Sir Peter Walters, chairman, SmithKline Beecham, 67; The Right Rev John Went, Bishop of Tewkesbury, 54; Lord Wilberforce, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 91; Dr Tony Wright MP, 50; Mr Alan Yentob, Director of Television, 51.

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