Birthdays

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Lt-Gen Sir Peter Beale, Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence, 59; Professor Alexander Boksenberg, director, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 57; Major Sir David Butter, Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, 73; M Rene Clement, film director, 80; Mr James Conlon, conductor, 43; Mr Pat Eddery, jockey, 41; Mr John Fraser, actor, 62; Sir William Fraser, principal, Glasgow University, 64; Mr Peter Graves, actor, 67; Sir Peter Harrop, former senior civil servant, 67; Mr Alex Higgins, snooker player, 44; Mr Patrick Kavanagh, former deputy commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 70; Professor Walter Ledermann, mathematician, 82; Mr Kenny Lynch, singer and actor, 54; Mr Wilson Pickett, singer, 52; Professor Sir Gordon Robson, anaesthetist, 72; Mr Alan Sapper, former general secretary, Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians, 62; Mr Ingemar Stenmark, ski champion, 37; Professor Eric Sunderland, principal, University College of North Wales, 63; Mr John Updike, novelist, 61; Professor John Young, zoologist, 86.

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