Milestones: Oct. 4, 1968

Born. To Jane Fonda, 30, film star; and Roger Vadim, her director-husband: their first child, a daughter; in Paris.

Divorced. Richard Helms, 55, director of the CIA since 1966; by Julia Helms; on grounds of a year's separation; after 29 years of marriage, one child; in Washington, D.C.

Presumed Dead. William Willis, 75, solitary sailor who, just for the challenge of it, pitted his skill against the sea in small, hand-built boats; after his battered 11½-ft. sloop Little One was found empty 400 miles west of Ireland and 143 days out of Montauk Point, L.I. A seaman since 15, Willis sailed alone in...

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