Less than a month after Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister, his wife Susan Tsvangirai, 50, was killed in a car accident when a drowsy truck driver crashed into their motorcade. Despite initial suspicion of foul play, investigators--and her husband, who was injured in the crash--say it was indeed an accident.

• The sport's first female agent, Colleen Howe, 76, was "Mrs. Hockey" to husband and NHL great Gordie Howe's "Mr. Hockey." She not only worked as his chief negotiator but also did business for their professional-hockey-playing sons Mark and Marty.

• Though withholding in...

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