Birthdays

Professor Roy Acheson, epidemiologist, 71; Mr Brian Aldiss, author, 67; Sir Bryan Askew, chairman, Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, 62; Dame Josephine Barnes, gynaecologist, 80; Dr Ray Bettley, dermatologist, 83; Mr James Birrell, chief executive, Halifax Building Society, 59; M Marcel Carne, film director, 83; Mr Godfrey Evans, cricketer, 72; Lord Grantchester QC, 71; Mr Robert Horton, chairman and chief executive, BP, 53; Dame Moura Lympany, pianist, 76; Sir John Mason, president, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 69; Mr Hugh Peppiatt, chairman, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 62; Sir David Pitblado, former Comptroller and Auditor-General, 80; Mr Roman Polanski, film director, 59; Sir Humphrey Potts, high court judge, 61; Mr Robert Redford, actor, 55; M Alain Robbe-Grillet, novelist and film director, 70; Mr Willie Rushton, cartoonist and broadcaster, 55; Mr Patrick Shovelton, chairman, Birmingham European Airways, 73; Mr Caspar Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defence, 75; Mr Charles Wilson, editorial director, Mirror Group Newspapers, 57; Professor John Wilson, economist, 76; Miss Shelley Winters, actress, 70.

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