Birthdays

Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Anson, 65; Sir Edgar Beck, president, John Mowlem, 83; Lady Rachel Billington, writer, 52; Sir Rhodes Boyson MP, 69; Mr Eric Burdon, rock musician, 53; Professor Michael Hamlin, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dundee University, 64; Sir Ernest Harrison, chairman, Racal Electronics, 68; Professor Antony Hewish, radio astronomer, 70; Sir Anthony Hollis, High Court judge, 67; Sir Robert Hunt, former chairman, Dowty, 76; Mr Doug McClure, actor, 59; Brigadier Joan Moriarty, former Matron-in-Chief, Army Nursing Services, 71; Mr John Parrott, snooker player, 30; Mr Jeremy Paxman, television presenter, 44; Sir Ian Percival QC, former Solicitor-General, 73; Mr Ian Redpath, cricketer, 53; Miss Natasha Richardson, actress, 31; Mr Mort Sahl, comedian, 67; Mr Mike Sleman, rugby player, 43; Lord White of Hull, chairman, Hanson Industries, 71; The Hon Montague Woodhouse, historian, 77.

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