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Birthdays

Mr Eric Ambler, novelist and screenwriter, 87; Mr Howard Barker, playwright and poet, 50; Mr Stan Barstow, writer, 68; Dr John Black, former director and secretary, Wolfson Foundation, 74; Mr Mel Brooks, author, actor and director, 70; Mr Charles Bush, Headmaster, Eastbourne College, 44; Mr Jamie Cann MP, 50; Sir Robert Carswell, a Lord Justice of Appeal, Northern Ireland, 62; Mr Kenneth Cooper, former chief executive, British Library, 65; Mr David Duckham, rugby player, 50; Mr Harold Evans, editor, author and publisher, 68; Sir Thayne Forbes, High Court judge, 58; Sir Peter Gadsden, former Lord Mayor of London, 67; Mr Roger Godsiff MP, 50; Mr Jack Gold, film director, 66; Sir John Gorst MP, 68; Lord Gray of Contin, former government minister, 69; Sir Peter Gregson, permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, 60; Professor Martin Harris, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester University, 52; Mr John Inman, actor, 60; Mr George Lloyd, composer and conductor, 83; Sir John May, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 73; Miss Deborah Moggach, author, 48; Sir David Scholey, chairman, S.G. Warburg, 61; Sir Cyril Smith, former MP, 68; Sir Garry Sobers, cricketer, 60; Mr David Tatham, High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, 57; Viscount Whitelaw, former government minister, 78; Lord Wright of Richmond, former Head of the Diplomatic Service, 65.

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