Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Eric Ambler, novelist and screenwriter, 86; Mr Howard Barker, playwright and poet, 49; Mr Correlli Barnett, author, 68; Mr Stan Barstow, writer, 67; Dr John Black, former director and secretary, Wolfson Foundation, 73; Mr Mel Brooks, author, actor and director, 69; Mr Charles Bush, Headmaster, Eastbourne College, 43; Mr Jamie Cann MP, 49; Sir Robert Carswell, a Lord Justice of Appeal, Northern Ireland, 61; Mr Kenneth Cooper, former chief executive, British Library, 64; Mr David Duckham, rugby player, 49; Mr Harold Evans, publisher, 67; Sir Thayne Forbes, High Court judge, 57; Sir Peter Gadsden, former Lord Mayor of London, 66; Mr Roger Godsiff MP, 49; Mr Jack Gold, film director, 65; Mr Charles Golden, chairman and managing director, Vauxhall Motors, 49; Sir John Gorst MP, 67; Lord Gray of Contin, former government minister, 68; Sir Peter Gregson, Permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, 59; Professor Martin Harris, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester University, 51; Mr John Inman, actor, 59; Mr George Lloyd, composer and conductor, 82; Sir John May, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 72; Miss Deborah Moggach, author, 47; Sir David Scholey, president, S.G. Warburg, 60; Sir Cyril Smith, former MP, 67; Sir Garry Sobers, cricketer, 59; Viscount Whitelaw, former government minister, 77; Lord Wright of Richmond, former Head of the Diplomatic Service, 64.

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