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Birthdays

The Earl of Airlie, Lord Chamberlain, 70; Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird, 72; Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham, 73; Mr Keith Bradley MP, 46; Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former ambassador to Russia, 64; Professor Donald Cameron Watt, historian, 68; Miss Sue Carpenter, television presenter and journalist, 40; Mr Geoffrey Caston, former Vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific, 70; Sir Charles Cawley, former chief scientist, Ministry of Power, 89; Mr Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer, 51; Professor John Craggs, electrical engineer, 81; Mr Hugh Dykes MP, 57; Mr Tenniel Evans, actor, 70; Sir John Garlick, former senior civil servant, 75; The Right Rev Ian Griggs, former Bishop of Ludlow, 68; Sir Ronald Halstead, former deputy chairman, British Steel, 69; Dr Raymond Hide, geophysicist, 67; Sir Colin Hope, chairman and chief executive, T & N, 64; Mr Simon Hughes MP, 45; Mr John Iles, actor, 42; Mr Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer, 40; Mr Peter Mennin, composer, 73; Sir Eric Mensforth, former president, Westland Aircraft, 90; Miss Birgit Nilsson, operatic soprano, 74; Sir Alec Ogilvie, former chairman, Powell Duffryn, 83; Lt-Gen Sir Douglas Packard, 93; Sir Edward Playfair, former senior civil servant, 87; Lord Tombs, former chairman of Rolls-Royce, 72; Captain Sir Miles Wingate, former deputy master, Trinity House, 73; Lt-Gen Sir David Young, former General Officer Commanding, Scotland, 70.

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