Milestones: Jan. 6, 1986

ADOPTED. By Victoria Valentine McMahon, 40, and Ed McMahon, 62, veteran TV announcer who is best known as Johnny Carson's chuckling foil but is also a popular presence in commercials: their first child, a girl; in New York City. Name: Katherine Mary. McMahon has four grown children from a previous marriage.

MARRIED. Simon Le Bon, 27, lead singer of the rock group Duran Duran and aspiring sailboat racer, who almost died last summer when his 77-ft. sloop capsized during a race; and Yasmin Parvaneh, 21, half-Iranian British model; in Oxford, England.

DIED. Santa C. Claus, 58, white-bearded, 280-lb. year-round Kris Kringle,...

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