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Birthdays: New Year's Day

Birthdays: Dr Jack Birks, former managing director of BP, 73; Mr Alister Campbell, rugby player, 33; Lord Colwyn, dental surgeon and jazz trumpeter, 51; Miss Valentina Cortese, actress, 69; Sir James Crane, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 72; Mrs Christine Crawley, MEP, 43; Sir John Dick QC, former Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, 73; Mr Richard Gibson, actor, 38; Mr Trevor Grove, editor, the Sunday Telegraph, 48; Professor Dame June Lloyd, paediatrician, 65; Miss Zena Marshall, actress, 66; Dr James Merriman, former chairman, National Computing Centre, 78; Mr James Moorhouse, MEP, 69; Colonel Patrick Porteous VC, 75; Sir Christopher Prout QC, MEP, 51; Professor Ralph Raphael, organic chemist, 72; Mr Lawrence Rowe, West Indies cricketer, 44; Mr JD Salinger, author, 74; Lord Swansea, marksman, 68.