Birthdays

Mr John Battle MP, 42; Sir Roger Buckley, High Court judge, 54; Miss Carol Burnett, comedienne, 57; Sir Edward Cazalet, High Court judge, 57; Mr Charlie Chester, comedian, 79; Mr David Coleman, sports commentator, 67; Mr Jack Douglas, actor and comedian, 66; Sir Gordon Downey, Readers' Representative, the Independent, and former Comptroller and Auditor General, 65; Mr Duane Eddy, guitarist, 55; Mr Justin Gosling, principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 63; Professor Margaret Gowing, scientific historian, 72; Sir James Holt, medieval historian, 71; Dr Lynne Jones MP, 42; Sir Michael Joughin, chairman, Scottish Hydro-Electric plc, 67; Maj-Gen Harry Knutton, former director-general, London City and Guilds Institute, 72; Dr Anne McLaren, zoologist, 66; Professor Wilfrid Mellers, composer, 79; Sir Oliver Millar, former Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, 70; Professor Jack Morpurgo, Emeritus professor of American Literature, Leeds University, 75; Mr Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 43; Professor Sir James Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature, University College London, 93; Dr Ian Twinn MP, 43; Mr Derek Waring, actor, 63; Mr Morris West, novelist, 77.

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