Birthdays

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Sir Brian Bailey, chairman, Television South West, 70; Mr Dudley Barker, writer, 83; Major Sir Shane Blewitt, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 58; Mr Humphrey Burton, artistic adviser, the Barbican Centre, 62; Mr Kenneth Carlisle MP, Minister for Roads and Traffic, 52; Mr Lawrence Cunliffe MP, 64; Mr Stephen Dorrell MP, Financial Secretary, Treasury, 41; Professor Mary Douglas, anthropologist, 72; Professor Sir Raymond Firth, anthropologist, 92; Mr Nigel Forman MP, Under-Secretary, Department for Education, 50; Professor Sir Patrick Forrest, surgeon, 70; Mr Robert Fox, impresario, 41; Miss Aretha Franklin, soul singer, 51; Mr John Gau, television producer, 53; Sir Peter Gibbings, Chairman Anglia Television Group plc, 64; Mrs Penelope Gilliatt, author, 61; Mr Paul Michael Glaser, actor, 49; Lt-Gen Sir James Glover, former Commander-in- Chief, UK Land Forces, 64; Mr David Hicks, interior designer, 64; Mr Elton John, rock singer, 46; The Right Rev Alwyn Rice Jones, Archbishop of Wales, 59; Mr Nick Lowe, rock performer and composer, 44; Sir Bernard Miller, former chairman, John Lewis Partnership, 89; Mr Leif Mills, general secretary, Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, 57; Lord Quinton, former Chairman of the Board, British Library, 68; Miss Dorothy Squires, singer, 78; Lord Walker of Worcester, former MP, 61; Mr Michael Whitlam, director-general, British Red Cross Society, 46.

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