Birthdays

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Mr Douglas Adams, author, 42; Mr Terence Alexander, actor, 71; Miss Agatha Barbara, former President of Malta, 71; Sir John Batten, former physician to the Queen, 70; Dr Alan Betts, Emeritus Professor, Royal Veterinary College, 67; Miss Louise Brough, tennis champion, 71; Mr Michael Carttiss MP, 56; Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor, St Andrews University, 74; Mr Dennis Enright, author, poet and critic, 74; Mr Peter Eyre, actor, 52; Mr David Gentleman, designer and artist, 64; Mr Jonathan Gestetner, Chairman, Marlborough Rare Books, 54; Professor Thomas Gray, anaesthetist, 81; Miss Margaret Herbison, former government minister, 87; Viscount Hood, former chairman, Petrofina UK, 80; Mr Raymond Jackson (Jak), cartoonist, 67; Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 62; Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt, diplomat, soldier, politician and author, 83; Sir Henry Marking, former deputy chairman and managing director, British Airways, 74; Mr Timothy Mason, chief executive, London Arts Board, 49; Air Marshal Sir Alec Morris, engineering consultant, 68; Lord Mowbray, Seagrave and Stourton, former deputy chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, 71; Mr Rupert Murdoch, newspaper proprietor, 63; Miss Erica O'Donnell, founder, Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, 74; Sir Malcolm Pill, High Court judge, 56; Sir Keith Speed MP, 60; Sir Iain Tennant, Lord-Lieutenant of Morayshire, 75; Miss Patricia Tindale, architect, 68; Mr Ron Todd, former General Secretary, TGWU, 67; Sir Peter Walters, chairman, Midland Bank, 63; Lord Wilberforce, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 87; Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, former Prime Minister, 78; Mr Tony Wright MP, 46.

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