Birthdays

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Secretary- General of the Commonwealth, 61; Air Marshal Sir Alfred Ball, 73; Mr Robert Banks MP, 57; Mr Peter Beardsley, footballer, 33; Dr David Bellamy, botanist, 61; Mr John Boorman, film director, 61; Mr Raymond Briggs, author and illustrator, 60; Mr David Burke, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, 55; Mr John Carr, former Chairman, Countryside Commission of Scotland, 67; Mr Richard Dunwoody, jockey, 30; The Hon Rocco Forte, chairman, Forte, 49; Mr Paul Freeman, actor, 51; Sir William Goodhart QC, 61; Mr Berthold Goldschmidt, composer and conductor, 91; Mr David Grant, Lord- Lieutenant of County Durham, 72; Miss Dawn Guinness, former Headmistress of Felixstowe College, 48; Sir William Harding, former diplomat, 67; Mr Robert Hicks MP, 56; Mr Terence Higgins MP, former Olympic athlete, 66; Mr David Howell MP, 58; Mr John Hume MP, 57; Mr Edward James, director, Tace plc, and former diplomat, 77; Dame Jennifer Jenkins, former Chairman, National Trust, 73; Air Marshal Sir Laurence Jones, Lt-Governor of the Isle of Man, 61; Mr Paul Keating, Prime Minister of Australia, 50; Mr Martin Laing, chairman, John Laing, 52; Sir Godfray Le Quesne, Judge of Courts of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey, 70; Miss Constance Moore, actress, 72; Sir Peter Preston, Deputy Chairman, Care Britain, 72; Mr Arnold Cantwell Smith, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, 79; Sir Michael Stewart, director, Sotheby's, and former diplomat, 83; Sir Nigel Strutt, farmer and landowner, 78; Sir Walter Verco, former Secretary, Order of the Garter, 87; Sir Ralph Verney, former Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Bucks, 79; Sir Clive Whitmore, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, 59; Sir Alan Whittome, former director, Exchange and Trade Relations Dept, IMF, New York, 68.
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