Birthdays

Mr Eugene Anderson, chairman and chief executive, Ferranti International, 55; Major Michael Argyle QC, former circuit judge, 78; Admiral Sir Brian Brown, former Chief of Naval Personnel, 59; Professor Robert Hanbury Brown, astronomer, 77; Mr Roy Castle, entertainer, 61; Sir James Cleminson, former chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, 72; Mr James Coburn, actor, 65; Miss Anne Coffey MP, 47; Lt-Gen Sir Napier Crookenden, 78; Mr Alan de Piro QC, former circuit judge, 74; Sir William Francis, chairman, Black Country Urban Development Corporation, 67; Mr Richard Gere, actor, 44; Air Marshal Sir Edward Gordon Jones, 79; Mr Larry Grayson, entertainer, 63; Mr Buddy Hackett, actor and comedian, 69; Mr Charles Kay, actor, 63; Mr Clive Lloyd, cricketer, 49; Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, former director, Jodrell Bank Station, 80; Mr Van Morrison, rock vocalist, 48; Mr Edwin Moses, athlete, 38; Mr Bryan Organ, painter, 58; Mr Itzhak Perlman, violinist, 48; Sir Barry Sheen, former High Court judge, 75.

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