Birthdays

Sir Stephen Brown, President of the Family Division, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 70; Mr Christopher Bruce, dancer and choreographer, 49; Mr Chubby Checker, rock singer, 53; Mr John Craxton, artist, 72; Lord Denham, former Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen, 67; Mr Roger Ellis, former Master of Marlborough College, 65; Sir Terence English, cardiothoracic surgeon, 62; Mr Neale Fraser, tennis player, 61; Mr James Herriot, author, 78; Sir Roger Hervey, ambassador to Mexico, 60; Sir Michael Hordern, actor, 83; Lord Knights, former Chief Constable, West Midlands, 74; Mr Ray Lindwall, cricketer, 73; Lord Pitt of Hampstead, medical practitioner and Vice President, Shelter, 81; Mr Ruggero Raimondi, operatic bass, 53; Sir Shridath Ramphal QC, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, 66; Mr Steve Michael Reich, composer, 58; Sir John Stow, former Governor-General of Barbados, 83; Mr John Suthern, jockey, 43; Mr Gore Vidal, author, 69.
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