Birthdays

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Birthdays

Sir Christopher Benson, chairman, Sun Alliance, 62; Professor Sir John Dacie, haematologist, 83; M Jacques Delors, former president, Commission of the EEC, 70; Mr Desmond Douglas, table tennis player, 40; Sir Antony Driver, former chairman, South West Thames Regional Health Authority, 75; General Sir Jack Harman, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 75; Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer, 76; Miss Sally Ann Howes, actress, 65; Mr Roger Hunt, footballer, 57; Mrs Molly Keane, writer, 90; Mr Edward Leigh MP, 45; Mr John Lodge, rock musician, 52; Lord Palumbo, former chairman, Arts Council of Great Britain, 60; Mr Walter Plowright, microbiologist and veterinary surgeon, 72; Mr John Rees, Rector, the Edinburgh Academy, 52; Dame Diana Rigg, actress, 57; Mr Ted Rogers, comedian, 60; Viscount Slim, deputy chairman, Peek plc, 68; Mr Vilem Tausky, former director of opera, Guildhall School of Music, 85; Miss Elizabeth Tucker, Head Mistress, Headington School, Oxford, 59; Dame Veronica Wedgwood, historian, 85.

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