Birthdays

Lady Avebury, mental health planner, Tower Hamlets Social Services, 58; Mr John Blackburn MP, 59; Professor David Blake, composer and professor of music, York University, 56; Sir Peter Boon, former chairman, Hoover, 76; Baroness Brigstocke, former high mistress, St Paul's Girls' School, 63; Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, 74; Dame Barbara Clayton, pathologist, 70; Mr Jimmy Connors, tennis player, 40; Mr Russ Conway, pianist and entertainer, 67; Professor David Daiches, former professor of English, 80; Sir Arthur Drew, former chairman, Queen Mary College, London, 80; Sir Oliver Forster, former diplomat, 67; Sir Edward Goschen Bt, former deputy chairman, Stock Exchange, 79; Mr Michael Hastings, playwright, 54; Air Marshal Sir Paul Holder, 81; Mr Percy 'Laddie' Lucas, former MP, fighter pilot and golfer, 77; Sir Patrick Moberly, former ambassador to South Africa, 64; Sir Alexander Ross, former chairman, United Dominions Trust, 85; Sir Patrick Sheehy, chairman, BAT Industries, 62; Viscount Simon, former chairman, PLA, 90; Mr Ronnie Stevens, actor and director, 62; General Sir John Waters, Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 57; The Right Rev David Young, Bishop of Ripon, 61.

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