Birthdays

Mr Craigie Aitchison, painter, 67; Air Marshal Sir John Baker-Carr, 87; Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, heart surgeon, 69; Mr Clive Betts MP, 43; Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, former prime minister of Queensland, 82; Mr Richard Blackford, composer, 39; Mr Michael Bond, creator of 'Paddington Bear', 67; Dr Sydney Brenner, CH, biologist, 66; Sir John Caines, senior civil servant, 60; The Right Rev John Daly, former bishop, 90; Lady Donaldson of Kingsbridge, writer, 86; Mr Tim Flavin, actor, dancer and singer, 34; Mr Stephen Hendry, snooker player, 24; Mr Olaf Lambert, chairman, British Road Federation, 68; Mr Ronan Rafferty, golfer, 29; Mr Colin Shepherd MP, 55; Mr Bernard Shrimsley, associate editor, Daily Express, 62; Mr Robert Stack, actor, 74; Mr Kenneth Turpin, former Provost, Oriel College, Oxford, 78; The Right Rev Michael Vickers, Area Bishop of Colchester, 64.

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