Birthdays

Mr John Allen, former Principal, Central School of Speech and Drama, 82; Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, former Secretary to the Cabinet, 67; Miss Sarah Badel, actress, 51; Mr Warren Beatty, actor, 57; Lord Browne-Wilkinson, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 64; Mr Eric Clapton, rock guitarist, 49; Mr John Coates, naval architect, 72; Miss Sue Cook, television presenter, 45; Mr Alan Davidson, author, publisher and former diplomat, 70; Mr Graeme Edge, rock performer, 51; Mr George Esson, chief constable, Dumfries and Galloway, 52; Professor Leonard Forster, former Schroder Professor of German, Cambridge University, 81; Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich, art historian, 85; Sir John Gray, marine biologist, 76; Mr Rolf Harris, entertainer, 64; Professor Tony Honore, former Regius Professor of Civil Law, Oxford, 73; Mr Nigel Jones MP, 46; Mr Frankie Laine, singer, 81; Mr Bernard Lyons, former chairman, UDS Group, 81; Sir Ian MacLaurin, chairman, Tesco, 57; Lord Rayner, former chairman, Marks and Spencer, 68; Mr Tom Sharpe, novelist and historian, 66; The Countess of Sutherland, Chief of the Clan Sutherland, 73; Lord Tanlaw, chairman and managing director, Fandstan Ltd, 60; General Sir Richard Trant, former Quarter Master General, 66; Sir John Wells, former MP, 69; Professor Arie Zuckerman, Dean, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 62.

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