Birthdays

Air Marshal Sir Robert Alcock, 57; Sir John Blofeld, High Court judge, 62; Mr Robert Compton, former chairman, Time-Life International, 72; Mr Bill Crozier, radio producer, 70; Mr Peter de Savary, entrepreneur and yachtsman, 50; Mr Greville Janner MP, 66; Mr Toby Jessel MP, 60; Sir Kenneth Jones QC, former legal adviser, Home Office, 84; Mr Theodore Maiman, physicist and inventor of the laser, 67; Miss Julia Trevelyan Oman, television, film and theatre designer, 64; Mr Terry Patchett MP, 54; Mr Hermann Prey, baritone, 65; Mr Giles Slaughter, Headmaster, University College School, 57; Dr Derek Stevenson, former Secretary, BMA, 83; Mr John Stride, actor, 58; Mr John Swift QC, Rail Regulator, 54; Mr Gough Whitlam QC, former Prime Minister of Australia, 78.

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