Sheldon Hackney, 79, historian and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who initiated a "national conversation" to encourage civility during the culture wars of the 1990s.
Reiko Douglas, 77, Japanese-born entertainer. On U.S. talk shows in the '60s and '70s with husband Jack Douglas, she was famed for her charming struggles with English.
Chin Peng, 88, Malaysian communist guerrilla chief who
led rebellions against Japanese invaders, British colonial rule and even the independent Malay government in the 1940s and '50s.
The Guinness World Record for highest peak decibel level (136.6) ever recorded at a...