Milestones: Feb. 23, 1968

Born. To Hope Cooke, 27, Manhattan-born socialite who left the U.S. five years ago to become Queen of the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, and King Palden Thondup Namgyal, 44: their second child, first daughter (the King has three children by his first wife, who died in 1957); in Calcutta.

Married. Regis Debray, 27, French-born Marxist, currently serving a 30-year sentence in a Bolivian prison (see THE WORLD).

Divorced. John Jacob Astor III, 56, portly playboy and great-great-grandson of the tycoon, by Dolores ("Dolly") Pullman Astor, 39, his third wife, after 131 years of marriage...

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