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Birthdays: 20th October 1995


Sir James Ackers, former chairman, West Midlands Regional Health Authority, 60; Mr Hume Boggis-Rolfe, barrister and farmer, 84; Sir Edwin Bolland, former diplomat, 73; The Right Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn, former Bishop of Manchester, 71; Mr Art Buchwald, writer, 70; Mr Chris Cowdrey, cricketer, 38; Professor Sir Bernard Crossland, mechanical engineer, 72; Mr Lawrence Daly, former trade-union leader, 71; The Right Rev Joseph Gray, Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, 76; Mr Al Greenwood, rock musician, 44; Professor Sir Douglas Hague, chairman, Oxford Strategy Network, 69; Mr Colin Jeavons, actor, 66; Mr Eddie Macken, showjumper, 46; Judge Deirdre McKinney, circuit judge, 67; Mr John Milne Home, former Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries and Galloway, 79; Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, founder, National Motor Museum, 69; Mr Tom Petty, guitarist and singer, 42; Sir Anthony Reeve, ambassador to South Africa, 57; Mr Ian Rush, footballer, 34; Professor Samuel Saul, former Vice- Chancellor, York University, 71; Sir William Shapland, chartered accountant, 83; Sir Alexander Stirling, former diplomat, 69; The Hon Emma Tennant, writer, 58; Mr Timothy West, actor, 61.