Birthdays

Sir Scott Baker, High Court judge, 56; Mr John Birt, Director-General of the BBC, 49; Viscount Boyne, a Lord-in- Waiting, 62; Mr Kenneth Branagh, actor, 33; Mr Harry Cohen MP, 44; Mr John Collins, chairman and chief executive, Shell UK, 52; Miss Rumer Godden, playwright, poet and author, 86; Mr Morton Gould, composer and conductor, 80; Mr Cecil Hallett, former General Secretary, AEU, 94; Lord Harris of High Cross, founder President, Institute of Economic Affairs, 69; Sir Clifford Jarrett, former senior civil servant, 84; Mr Michael Jopling MP, 63; Miss Joan Kenworthy, Principal, St Mary's College, Durham, 60; Mr Jahangir Khan, squash champion, 30; Mr Nicolas Kynaston, concert organist, 52; Miss Dorothy Lamour, actress, 79; Mr Raphael Maklouf, sculptor, 56; Mr Michael Manley, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, 69; Mr Dennis Morgan, actor and singer, 83; Sir Jeremy Morse, former chairman, Lloyds Bank, 65; Sir John Peel, former surgeon-gynaecologist to the Queen, 89; Mr Raymond Plummer, ex-President and Honorary Director of the Design and Industries Association, 77; Mr Angus Stirling, Director-General, National Trust, 60; Mr Chad Stuart, rock singer, 50; Mr Colin Turner, Rector, Glasgow Academy, 60.

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