Milestones, Mar. 18, 1940

Born. To Aviation Captain Bruno Mussolini, 22, second .son of II Duce, and Gina Ruberti Mussolini, 22: their first child, a daughter; in Rome. Name: Marina.

Married. Film Comedian Oliver Hardy, 48, plump half of Laurel & Hardy; and Virginia Lucille Jones, 26, studio script girl; he for the second time; in Las Vegas, Nev.

Married. Peggy Ann Kent, 22, daughter of Sidney Raymond Kent, president of 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.; and Ernest Westmore, 35, make-up expert; each for the third time; in Warrenton, Va. Said she: "We haven't received Dad's blessings, but we...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!