Birthdays

Mr Larry Adler, mouth organist, 79; Field Marshal Sir Nigel Bagnall, former Chief of the General Staff, 66; Mr Peter Benson, former company chairman, 76; Sir Michael Bishop, chairman, British Midland Airways, 51; Mr Danny Blanchflower, footballer, 67; Miss Olwyn Bowey, painter, 57; Dr Alexander Comfort, physician, poet and novelist, 73; Miss Roberta Flack, singer, 55; Mr James Alexander Gordon, radio announcer and presenter, 57; Mr John Hampshire, cricket umpire, 52; Professor John Heslop-Harrison, botanist, 73; Field Marshal Lord Milne, 84; Mr Greg Norman, golfer, 38; Lord Orr-Ewing, former MP, 81; Mr Nicholas Owen, broadcaster, 46; Miss Leontyne Price, soprano, 66; Sir Idwal Pugh, former chairman, Chartered Trust, 75; Air Marshal Sir William Richardson, former Chief Engineer, RAF, 61; Sir Christopher Rose, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 56; Mr Mark Spitz, swimmer, 43; Mr Robert Wagner, actor, 63.

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