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Birthdays

The Sultan of Brunei, 51; Professor Sir James Ball, economist, 64; Dr Jocelyn Bell Burnell, astronomer, 54; Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 63; Mr Julian Bream, guitarist, 64; Mr Geoffrey Burgon, composer, 56; Lord Buxton of Alsa, former chairman, Anglia Television, 79; Miss Carmen Callil, founder, Virago Press, 59; Mr Robert Conquest, author, 80; Professor Sir David Cox, former Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford, 73; Mr John Denham MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Social Security, 44; Sir Alexander Durie, a former vice-president of the AA, 82; Sir Malcolm Edge, former Deputy Master and Chairman, Board of Trinity House, 66; Air Marshal the Rev Sir Paterson Fraser, 90; Sir Simon Gourlay, former President, National Farmers' Union, 63; Sir John Graham, former diplomat, 71; Sir Ronald Hadfield, former chief constable, West Midlands, 58; Mr Ralph Hammond Innes, novelist, 84; Mr Trevor Horn, songwriter, 48; Miss Ann Jellicoe, playwright and theatre director, 70; Mr Charles Kelly, former Chief Constable, Staffordshire, 67; Sir Larry Lamb, former Editor, Daily Express, 68; Mr Henry McCubbin MEP, 55; Dame Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher, 78; Mrs Juliet Pannett, portrait painter, 86; Mrs Marion Roe MP, 61; Miss Linda Ronstadt, singer, 51; Mr Ron Smith, trade-unionist, 82; Air Chief Marshal Sir Ruthven Wade, 77; Professor Lord Winston, obstetrician and gynaecologist, 57.

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