Birthdays

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Professor Roy Acheson, epidemiologist, 72; Mr Brian Aldiss, science fiction author, 68; Sir Bryan Askew, chairman, Yorks Regional Health Authority, 63; Dame Josephine Barnes, gynaecologist, 81; Dr Ray Bettley, dermatologist, 84; Mr James Birrell, chief executive, Halifax Building Society, 60; M Marcel Carne, film director, 84; Mr Godfrey Evans, cricketer, 73; Lord Grantchester QC, 72; Mr Robert Horton, former chairman and chief executive, BP, 54; Dame Moura Lympany, concert pianist, 77; Sir John Mason, president, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 70; Mr Hugh Peppiatt, chairman, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 63; Sir David Pitblado, former Comptroller and Auditor-General, 81; Mr Roman Polanski, film director, 60; Sir Humphrey Potts, High Court judge, 62; Mr Robert Redford, actor, 56; M Alain Robbe-Grillet, novelist and film director, 71; Mr Willie Rushton, cartoonist and broadcaster, 56; Mr Patrick Shovelton, chairman, Birmingham European Airways, 74; Mr Caspar Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defence, 76; Mr Charles Wilson, editorial director, Mirror Group Newspapers, 58; Professor John Wilson, economist, 77; Miss Shelley Winters, actress, 71.

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