Birthdays

The Earl of Airlie, Lord Chamberlain, 67; Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird, 69; Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham, 70; Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former ambassador to Russia, 61; Professor Donald Cameron Watt, historian, 65; Miss Sue Carpenter, television presenter and journalist, 37; Mr Geoffrey Caston, former vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific, 67; Sir Charles Cawley, former chief scientist, Ministry of Power, 86; Mr Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer, 48; Professor John Craggs, electrical engineer, 78; The Rev Tenniel Evans, actor, 67; Sir John Garlick, former senior civil servant, 72; The Right Rev Ian Griggs, Bishop of Ludlow, 65; Sir Ronald Halstead, deputy chairman, British Steel, 66; Dr Raymond Hide, geophysicist, 64; Lord Hirshfield, chartered accountant, 80; Mr Sugar Ray Leonard, boxing champion, 37; Mr Peter Mennin, composer, 70; Sir Eric Mensforth, former president, Westland Aircraft, 87; Miss Birgit Nilsson, operatic soprano, 75; Sir Alec Ogilvie, former chairman, Powell Duffryn, 80; Lt-Gen Sir Douglas Packard, 90; Sir Edward Playfair, former senior civil servant, 84; Mr Dennis Potter, playwright, 58; Lord Tombs, former chairman of Rolls-Royce, 69; Captain Sir Miles Wingate, former deputy master, Trinity House, 70; Lt-Gen Sir David Young, former GOC, Scotland, 67.

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