Milestones

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BORN. To actor Nicolas Cage, 26 (Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck), and his companion, actress Christina Fulton, 23: a son, their first child; in Los Angeles. Name: Weston Coppola Cage. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.

MARRIED. Mary Lou Retton, 22, gold medal U.S. gymnast at the 1984 Olympics; and Shannon Kelley, 25, former quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns, now a real estate executive; both for the first time; in Houston.

MARRIED. Tom Cruise, 28, film actor (Risky Business, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July); and Australian actress Nicole Kidman, 23, his co-star in Days of Thunder; he for the second time, she for the first; in Colorado.

MARRIED. Roger Vadim, 62, French film director (And God Created Woman, Barbarella, Pretty Maids All in a Row, Night Games); and French actress Marie- Christine Barrault, 46 (My Night at Maud's; Cousin, Cousine; Stardust Memories; Table for Five); he for the fifth time, she for the second; in Levallois-Perret, France. Vadim was previously married to Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, Jane Fonda and Catherine Schneider.

DIED. Umberto Tirelli, 62, internationally acclaimed costume designer and costume-maker for movies, theater and opera; of an undisclosed cause; in Rome. Tirelli, who started his career as an errand boy in a Milan fabric store, made costumes for The Leopard, Amadeus, Once upon a Time in America and The Name of the Rose, as well as for diva Maria Callas in Luchino Visconti's production of Bellini's Norma. His work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris and at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

DIED. Franco Piga, 63, Italy's Minister of State Industry; of a heart attack; in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. A lawyer and university professor, Piga had been a minister in the Giulio Andreotti government since last July. His skills as a mediator helped end a long-running dispute between the government and the private chemical-industry giant Montedison.

DIED. Foy Kohler, 82, quietly effective diplomat and author who was U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1962 to 1966; in Jupiter, Fla. Kohler, whose tour in Moscow began only weeks before the U.S. and the Soviet Union went eyeball to eyeball in the Cuban missile crisis, acted as a conduit for top-secret exchanges between J.F.K. and Nikita Khrushchev. He was the author of several books about the Soviet Union.