Birthdays: 29th September

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Mr Michelangelo Antonioni, film director, 83; Air Marshal Sir David Atkinson, former Director-General, RAF Medical Services, 71; Mr Gene Autry, actor, 84; Lord Avebury, former Liberal MP, 67; Sir John Balcombe, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 70; Mr Robert Benton, film director, 63; Mr Richard Bonynge, conductor, 65; Mr Chris Broad, cricketer, 38; Mr Sebastian Coe, MP and athlete, 39; Mr Gareth Davies, rugby player, 39; Mr John Dawes, rugby player and coach, 55; Miss Anita Ekberg, actress, 64; Professor Dorothy Emmet, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Manchester University, 91; Miss Greer Garson, actress, 87; Mr Lance Gibbs, cricketer, 61; Miss Patricia Hodge, actress, 49; Professor Reginald Jones, Emeritus Professor of Natural Philosophy, Aberdeen University, 84; Mr Henry Keswick, chairman, Matheson & Co, 57; Mr Jimmy Knapp, General Secretary, Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, 55; Mr Stanley Kramer, film producer, 82; Mr Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll singer, 60; Mr Murray McLaggan, Lord- Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, 66; Mr Rhodri Morgan MP, 56; Dr Colin Niven, Headmaster, Alleyn's School, 54; Canon Paul Oestreicher, Canon Residentiary, Coventry Cathedral, 64; Sir Michael Partridge, Permanent Secretary, Department of Social Security, 60; Miss Lizabeth Scott, actress, 73; The Right Rev Richard Third, former Bishop of Dover, 68; Mrs Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of Public Records, 50; Mr James Villiers, actor, 62; Mr Lech Walesa, President of Poland, 52.