Milestones, Nov. 9, 1953

Born. To Robert Newton, 48, British-born cinemactor (Androcles and the Lion), and his fourth wife, Vera Budnik Newton, 29; their first child, a son; in Hollywood. Name: Kim. Weight: 8 Ibs. 7 oz.

Married. Marion Anthony (Tony) Trabert, 23, U.S. amateur tennis champion since his upset victory over Wimbledon Winner Vic Seixas (TIME, Sept. 14); and brunette Beauty Queen ("Miss Utah") Shauna Wood, 23; in Salt Lake City.

Divorced. John Wayne, 46, Hollywood's No. 1 box-office attraction (The Quiet Man, Trouble Along the Way); and his second wife, Esperanza Baur Wayne, 31; after seven years of marriage, no children; in Los Angeles.

Died. William...

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