Birthdays

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Birthdays

Mr Douglas Adams, author, 44; Mr Terence Alexander, actor, 73; Miss Agatha Barbara, former president of Malta, 73; Sir John Batten, former physician to the Queen, 72; Dr Alan Betts, Emeritus Professor, Royal Veterinary College, 69; Miss Louise Brough, tennis player, 73; Mr Michael Carttiss MP, 58; Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor, St Andrews University, 76; Mr Dennis Enright, author, poet and critic, 76; Mr Peter Eyre, actor, 54; Mr David Gentleman, designer and painter, 66; Mr Jonathan Gestetner, chairman, Marlborough Rare Books, 56; Professor Thomas Gray, anaesthetist, 83; Miss Margaret Herbison, former government minister, 89; Viscount Hood, former chairman of Petrofina UK, 82; Mr Raymond Jackson, (Jak), cartoonist, 69; Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 64; Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt, diplomat, soldier and politician, 85; Sir Henry Marking, former deputy chairman and managing director, British Airways, 76; Mr Timothy Mason, director, Museum and Galleries Commission, 51; Mr Alan Montgomery, High Commissioner to Tanzania, 58; Air Marshal Sir Alec Morris, engineering consultant, 70; Lord Mowbray, Seagrave and Stourton, former deputy chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, 73; Mr Rupert Murdoch, newspaper proprietor, 65; Miss Erica O'Donnell, founder, Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, 76; Sir Malcolm Pill, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 58; Sir Keith Speed MP, 62; Sir Iain Tennant, former Lord-Lieutenant of Morayshire, 77; Miss Patricia Tindale, architect, 70; Mr Ron Todd, former general secretary, TGWU, 69; Sir Peter Walters, chairman, Blue Circle Industries and SmithKline Beecham, 65; The Rt Rev John Went, Bishop of Tewkesbury, 52; Lord Wilberforce, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 89; Mr Tony Wright MP, 48; Mr Alan Yentob, controller, BBC 1, 49.

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