Birthdays

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Mr Adam Ant, rock singer, 39; Mr Kenneth Baker MP, former government minister, 59; Mr John Barry, popular musician and composer, 60; Mr John Biffen MP, former government minister, 63; Mr Jeremy Brett, actor, 58; Mr Charles Bronson, actor, 71; Mr Nicholas Budgen MP, 56; The Earl of Caithness, Minister of State, Transport, 45; Mr Francis Cook MP, 58; Sir Kenneth Corley, former chief executive, Joseph Lucas, 85; Miss Violetta Elvin, former prima ballerina, 68; Mr Roy Emerson, tennis player, 57; Mrs Jean Floud, former Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, 78; Mr Michael Gallemore, Editor, Sporting Life, 49; Sir Philip Goodhart, former MP, 68; Mr John Heppell MP, 45; Mr Larry Holmes, heavyweight boxing champion, 44; Mr Ludovic Kennedy, writer and broadcaster, 74; Sir Christopher Leaver, wine merchant, and former Lord Mayor of London, 56; Viscount Linley, furniture designer, 32; Lulu (Marie Lawrie), singer, 45; Maj- Gen Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, banker, 78; Mr Kenneth Morgan, consultant, Press Complaints Commission, 65; Mr Conor Cruise O'Brien, editor, author and politician, 76; The Hon Michael Pakenham, Ambassador to Luxembourg, 50; Sir Timothy Raison, former MP, Chairman, Advertising Standards Authority, 64; Mr James Reston, author and newspaperman, 84; Mr Albert Reynolds, Irish prime minister (Taoiseach), 60; Mr Nick Simper, rock musician, 47; Mr Vanni Treves, senior partner, Macfarlanes, and chairman BBA Group Plc, 53; Vice-Admiral Sir John Webster, former Flag Officer, Plymouth, 61.

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