Birthdays

Mr John Battle MP, 43; Sir Roger Buckley, High Court judge, 55; Miss Carol Burnett, comedienne, 58; Sir Edward Cazalet, High Court judge, 58; Mr Charlie Chester, comedian, 80; Mr David Coleman, sports commentator, 68; Mr Jack Douglas, actor and comedian, 67; Sir Gordon Downey, Readers' Representative, the Independent, and former Comptroller and Auditor General, 66; the Marquess of Bute, racing driver, 36; Mr Duane Eddy, guitarist, 56; Mr Justin Gosling, principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 64; Professor Margaret Gowing, scientific historian, 73; Sir James Holt, medieval historian, 72; Dr Lynne Jones MP, 43; Sir Michael Joughin, chairman, Scottish HydroElectric plc, 68; Maj-Gen Harry Knutton, former director-general, London City and Guilds Institute, 73; Dr Anne McLaren, zoologist, 67; Professor Wilfrid Mellers, composer, 80; Sir Oliver Millar, former Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, 71; Professor Jack Morpurgo, Emeritus professor of American Literature, Leeds University, 76; Mr Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 44; Professor Sir James Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature, University College London, 94; Dr Ian Twinn MP, 44; Mr Derek Waring, actor, 64; Mr Morris West, novelist, 78.

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