Birthdays

Sir Anthony Barrowclough QC, former Ombudsman, 69; Mr Jeff Beck, blues and rock guitarist, 49; Viscount Bledisloe QC, 59; Lord Braine of Wheatley, former MP, 79; M Claude Chabrol, film director, 63; Mr Robin Cutler, director-general, Forestry Commission, 59; Mr Garfield Davies, trade-union leader, 58; Mrs Anita Desai, novelist, 56; Mr Jack Dunnett, former president, Football League, 71; Professor Kenneth Durrands, Vice-Chancellor, Huddersfield University, 64; Mr Juan Manuel Fangio, motor racing champion, 82; Mr Mick Fleetwood, rock musician, 51; Mr Phil Harris, actor and entertainer, 89; Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer and writer of science fiction, 78; Miss Betty Jackson, fashion designer, 44; Sir Edward Jackson, former diplomat, 68; Mr Brian Johnston, broadcaster, 81; The Earl of Northesk, president, Save the Children Fund, Douglas, Isle of Man, 67; Professor John Postgate, microbiologist, 71; Mr Gary Waller MP, 48; Sir John Whitford, former High Court judge, 80.

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