Birthdays

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Birthdays

The Duchess of Gloucester, 49; Professor William Balchin, geographer, 79; Sir Brian Barder, former High Commissioner to Australia, 61; Professor Arthur Bell, former director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 69; Lord Brightman, former Judge of Appeal, 84; Dame Catherine Cookson, novelist, 89; Miss Wendy Craig, actress, 61; The Earl of Cranbrook, chairman, English Nature, 62; Brigadier Jill Field, former director, Army Nursing Services, 61; Mr Stephen Frears, film director, 54; Mr David French, director, Relate, 48; Mr Ronald Hines, actor, 66; Mr Richard Hornby, former chairman, Halifax Building Society, 73; Sir Westrow Hulse Bt, barrister, 86; Mr Alan Lamb, cricketer, 41; Mr Stanley Metcalfe, former chairman, Ranks Hovis McDougall, 63; Sir David Mitchell MP, 67; Mr Johnny Morris, broadcaster, 79; Sir Antony Pilkington, chairman, Pilkington plc, 60; Mr Paul Ramirez, tennis player, 42; Mr Lionel Richie, singer and songwriter, 46; Mr Budge Rogers, rugby player, 56; Professor Sir Richard Southwood, zoologist, and Pro Vice- Chancellor, Oxford University, 64; Mr John Taylor, rock singer, 35; Miss Claire Tomalin, writer, 62; Sir Haydn Tudor Evans, High Court judge, 75; The Right Rev John Waine, Bishop of Chelmsford, 65; Mr Brian Wilson, rock singer and composer, 54.

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