Birthdays

Mr Robin Adam, former chairman, MEPC plc, 70; Mr Geoffrey Archer, television newscaster, 49; Dr John Armitage, principal, College of St Hild and St Bede, 61; Mr Raymond Burr, actor, 76; Lord Clydesmuir, Lord-Lieutenant for Lanarkshire, 76; Mr Michael Crick, television journalist, 35; Baron Guy de Rothschild, banker, 84; Mr Malcolm Fraser CH, former prime minister of Australia, 63; Mr David Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Wales, 51; Mr Leonard Manasseh, architect, 77; Lord Maxwell, former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 74; Dr Leonard Mullins, authority on rubber, 75; Mr Andrew Neil, editor of the Sunday Times, 44; Miss Rosalind Plowright, soprano, 44; Mr Harold Robbins, novelist, 77; Mrs Mary Robinson, president of the Irish Republic, 49; Mr Leo Sayer, singer, 45; Professor Sir David Smith, principal, Edinburgh University, 63; Professor Stanley Wells, Shakespearean scholar, 63; Mr Desmond Wilcox, radio and television presenter, 62; The Right Rev Mark Wood, former Bishop of Ludlow, 74; Mr James Woodhouse, headmaster, Lancing College, 60.

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