Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Douglas Adams, writer, 45; Miss Agatha Barbara, former president of Malta, 74; Sir John Batten, former physician to the Queen, 73; Dr Alan Betts, Emeritus Professor, Royal Veterinary College, 70; Miss Louise Brough, former tennis champion, 74; Mr Michael Carttiss MP, 59; Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor, St Andrews University, 77; Mr Dennis Enright, writer, poet and critic, 77; Mr David Gentleman, designer and painter, 67; Mr Jonathan Gestetner, chairman, Marlborough Rare Books, 57; Professor Thomas Gray, anaesthetist, 84; Viscount Hood, former chairman of Petrofina UK, 83; Mr Raymond Jackson, (Jak), cartoonist, 70; Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 65; Sir Henry Marking, former deputy chairman and managing director, British Airways, 77; Mr Timothy Mason, Director, Museum and Galleries Commission, 52; Mr Alan Montgomery, High Commissioner to Tanzania, 59; Lord Mowbray, Seagrave and Stourton, former deputy chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, 74; Mr Rupert Murdoch, newspaper proprietor, 66; Miss Erica O'Donnell, founder, Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, 77; Sir Malcolm Pill, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 59; Sir Keith Speed MP, 63; Sir Iain Tennant, former Lord- Lieutenant of Morayshire, 78; Miss Patricia Tindale, architect, 71; Mr Ron Todd, former general secretary, TGWU, 70; The Right Rev John Went, Bishop of Tewkesbury, 53; Lord Wilberforce, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 90; Mr Tony Wright MP, 49; Mr Alan Yentob, controller, BBC 1, 50.

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