Birthdays

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The Earl of Airlie, Lord Chamberlain, 68; Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird, 70; Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham, 71; Mr Keith Bradley MP, 44; Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former ambassador to Russia, 62; Professor Donald Cameron Watt, historian, 66; Miss Sue Carpenter, television presenter and journalist, 38; Mr Geoffrey Caston, former vice-chancellor, University of the South Pacific, 68; Sir Charles Cawley, former chief scientist, Ministry of Power, 87; Mr Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer, 49; Professor John Craggs, electrical engineer, 79; Mr Hugh Dykes MP, 55; Mr Tenniel Evans, actor, 68; Sir John Garlick, former senior civil servant, 73; The Right Rev Ian Griggs, former Bishop of Ludlow, 66; Sir Ronald Halstead, deputy chairman, British Steel, 67; Dr Raymond Hide, geophysicist, 65; Mr Simon Hughes MP, 43; Mr John Iles, actor, 40; Mr Sugar Ray Leonard, boxing champion, 38; Mr Peter Mennin, composer, 71; Sir Eric Mensforth, former president, Westland Aircraft, 88; Miss Birgit Nilsson, operatic soprano, 76; Sir Alec Ogilvie, former chairman, Powell Duffryn, 81; Lt-Gen Sir Douglas Packard, 91; Sir Edward Playfair, former senior civil servant, 85; Mr Dennis Potter, playwright, 59; Lord Tombs, former chairman of Rolls-Royce, 70; Captain Sir Miles Wingate, former deputy master, Trinity House, 71; Lt-Gen Sir David Young, former GOC, Scotland, 68.

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