Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Mr Frankie Avalon, singer, 57; Professor Sir Derek Barton, organic chemist, 79; Sir Hugh Bennett, High Court judge, 54; Mr James Daly, High Commissioner to Mauritius, 57; Mr Ian Davidson MP, 47; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 63; Miss Anne Diamond, television presenter, 43; Mr Michael Frayn, writer, 64; Miss Judith Hann, television writer and presenter, 55; Mr Fred Jarvis, former general secretary, National Union of Teachers, 73; Mr Stefan Johansson, racing driver, 41; Sir Denys Lasdun, architect, 83; The Marquess of Lothian, former government minister, 75; Mr Geoff Miller, cricketer, 45; Mr Jack Rosenthal, playwright, 66; M Yves St Martin, jockey, 56; Sir Harry Secombe, comedian and singer, 76; Professor Ernst Sondheimer, mathematician, 74; Col James Stirling of Garden, Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, 67.