Birthdays

Sir Roy Beldam, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 68; Mr Henry Bellingham MP, 38; Mr Richard Rodney Bennett, composer, 57; The Earl of Bessborough, author and former government minister, 80; Mr Stephen Cheveley, agricultural consultant, 93; Mr George Chisholm, trombonist, 78; Mr Bernard Davey, weather forecaster, 50; Sir William Dugdale, director and chairman, General Utilities, 71; Miss Julie Goodyear, actress, 48; Miss Margaret Howard, broadcaster, 55; Mr Jack Jones, former trade-union leader, 80; Sir Arthur Knight, former chairman, Courtaulds, 76; Sir Patrick Lawrence, solicitor, 65; The Prime Minister, Mr John Major MP, 50; Mr Hugh Neill, Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, 72; Sir John Paul, former Governor-General of the Bahamas, 77; Mr Chapman Pincher, journalist, 79; Miss Fiona Reynolds, director, Council for the Protection of Rural England, 65; Lord Ross, Lord Justice-Clerk, 66; Miss Anne Stoddart, diplomat, 56; Mr John Suchet, broadcaster, 49; Lord Tebbit, former government minister, 62; Sir John Vane, pharmacologist, 66.

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