Birthdays

Miss Mary Hayley Bell, playwright, 82; Miss Linda Blair, actress, 34; Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson, former Controller of the Navy, 68; Mr John Collier, chairman, Nuclear Electric plc, 58; Sir John Cotton, former diplomat, 84; Sir Charles Davis, former Counsel to the Speaker, 84; Mr Alton Douglas, actor and writer, 53; Mr George Foreman, heavyweight boxing champion, 45; Commander the Hon John Tapling Fremantle, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, 66; Miss Ann Goddard QC, Recorder of the Crown Court, 57; Miss Margaret Hall, head of design, British Museum, 57; Lord Hughes, former Minister of State for Scotland, 82; Mr John Hurt, actor, 53; Mr John Last, head of Corporate Affairs, Littlewoods Organisation, 53; Miss Piper Laurie, actress, 61; Baroness Lockwood, former president, Birkbeck College, 69; Miss Elizabeth Lynne MP, 45; Mr Sam Perry, rock singer, 40; Miss Nyree Dawn Porter, actress, 57; Sir Alfred Ramsey, former soccer manager, 73; Mrs Claire Rayner, journalist and broadcaster, 62; Dr Denis Rebbeck, former chief of Harland and Wolff, 79; Mrs Gillian Shephard MP, Secretary of State, Employment, 53; Miss Ann Sothern, actress, 84; Mr Michael Spicer MP, 50; Sir Hilary Talbot, former High Court judge, 81; Sir Graham Wilkins, former chairman and chief executive, Thorn EMI, 69.
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