Lesley Brown, 64, the first woman to give birth to a baby conceived by in vitro fertilization; that daughter, Louise, born in 1978, now has a son of her own.
A four-team seeded playoff that will determine the U.S. college-football national champion; it replaces the 14-year-old Bowl Championship Series final game.
Lonesome George, 100 (est.), the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise; his death in the Galpagos National Park marks the end of the purebred species.
Ivan Karp, 86, sharp-eyed New York City art dealer who nurtured the early careers of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg...