Birthdays

The Duchess of Kent, 60; Sir Roderick Barclay, former ambassador, 84; Mr Brian Beazer, former chairman and chief executive, Beazer plc, 58; Miss Judy Cornwell, actress, 51; Mr Joseph Ettedgui, fashion designer, 57; Sir Brian Follett, chairman, School of Biological Sciences, Bristol University, 54; Mr Bruce Forsyth, entertainer, 65; The Hon Rocco Forte, chief executive, Forte, 48; Miss Sheila Hancock, actress, 60; Mr Peter Jacobs, chief executive, BUPA, 50; Senator Edward Kennedy, 61; Sir John Kerr, UK Permanent Representative to the European Communities, 51; Mr Niki Lauda, motor-racing champion, 44; Mr Sheldon Leonard, actor and director, 86; Miss Frances Line, controller, BBC Radio 2, 53; Sir John Mills, actor, director and producer, 85; Mr Noel Murphy, rugby footballer, 56; Mr Tom Okker, tennis player, 49; Mr Richard Page, MP, 52; Mr Nigel Planer, actor, 40; Lt-Gen the Hon Sir William Rous, Military Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 54; Sir William Slack, consultant surgeon, 68; Mr Ian Stark, three-day eventer, 39; Lord Strathclyde, Under Secretary of State, Environment, 33; Miss Julie Walters, actress, 43; Mr Samuel Whitbread, chairman of the brewers, 56; Mr Robert Young, film actor, 86.

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