Birthdays

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 53; Lord Aberconway, former president, John Brown & Co, 80; Sir Kingsley Amis, novelist, 71; Miss Joan Bakewell, Television presenter, 60; Lord Camoys, deputy chairman, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, 53; Sir John Harvey-Jones, former chairman, ICI, 69; Mr Vince Hill, singer, 61; Mr Michael Hirst, chief constable, Leicestershire, 55; Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith MP, 69; Miss Ruth Madoc, actress, 50; Mr Henry Mancini, composer, 69; Mr Peter Marshall, chairman, Ocean Group, 66; Mr Spike Milligan, comedian and writer, 75; Mr Jimmy Osmond, singer, 30; Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times, 59; Mr Frank Page, journalist and broadcaster, 63; Mr David Porter MP, 45; Mr Gerry Rafferty, singer and songwriter, 46; Judge James Rant, Judge Advocate General, 57; Sir John Robson, former ambassador to Norway, 63; Miss Gabriella Sabatini, tennis player, 23; Miss Constance Shacklock, operatic singer, 80; Mr Llewellyn Smith MP, 49; Miss Dusty Springfield, singer, 53; Mr Leo Tindemans, statesman, 71; Professor Barbara Tizard, educationist, 67; Sir Peter Ustinov, actor and writer, 72.

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