Birthdays

Mr James Brown, singer, composer and musician, 60; Miss Pat Chapman, editor, News of the World, 45; Miss Betty Comden, playwright and screenwriter, 74; Mrs Kathy Cook, athlete, 33; Mr Henry Cooper, heavyweight boxing champion, 59; Sir Graham Day, chairman, Cadbury Schweppes and PowerGen, 60; Mr Ben Elton, comedian and author, 34; Sir Russell Fairgrieve, former MP and chairman, Belwood Nurseries, 69; Sir William Glock, music lecturer and critic, 85; Lt-Gen Sir Michael Gray, defence industries adviser, 61; Sir William Gray, former Lord Provost of Glasgow, 65; Dr David Harrison, Vice-Chancellor, Exeter University, 63; Professor Ruth Lister, social economist, 44; Mr Eddie Loyden MP, 70; Col Michael McCorkell, Lord-Lieutenant of Co Londonderry, 68; Mr Randle Manwaring, poet and author, former insurance broker, 81; Mr Peter Oosterhuis, golfer, 44; Professor Anne Robertson, Roman numismatist, 83; Baroness Seccombe, vice-chairman, Conservative Party, 63; Mr Pete Seeger, folk singer, 74; Dr Norbert Singer, Vice-Chancellor, Greenwich University, 62; Mr Norman Thelwell, illustrator and cartoonist, 70; Mr Allan Wells, athlete, 41.

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