Birthdays

Sir James Ackers, chairman, West Midlands Regional Health Authority, 58; Mr Hume Boggis-Rolfe, barrister and farmer, 82; The Right Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn, former Bishop of Manchester, 69; Mr Art Buchwald, newspaper columnist, 68; Mr Ray Buckton, former trade-union leader, 71; Mr Chris Cowdrey, cricketer, 36; Professor Sir Bernard Crossland, engineer, 70; Mr Lawrence Daly, former trade union leader, 69; The Right Rev Joseph Gray, Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, 74; Mr Al Greenwood, rock musician, 42; Professor Sir Douglas Hague, chairman, Oxford Strategy Network, 67; Mr Colin Jeavons, actor, 64; Mr Eddie Macken, showjumper, 44; Judge Deirdre McKinney, circuit judge, 65; Mr John Milne Home, former Lord-Lieutenant, Dumfries and Galloway, 77; Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, founder, National Motor Museum, 67; Mr Tom Petty, singer, 40; Sir Anthony Reeve, ambassador to South Africa, 55; Mr Ian Rush, footballer, 32; Professor Samuel Saul, former Vice-Chancellor, York University, 69; Sir William Shapland, chartered accountant, 81; Sir Alexander Stirling, former diplomat, 67; The Hon Emma Tennant, writer, 56; Mr Timothy West, actor, 59.

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