Milestones: Mar. 14, 1969

Born. To Sonny Bono, 34, and Cher Bono, 22, priest and priestess of the folk-rock tribe (/ Got You, Babe; You Better Sit Down, Kids): their first child, a girl; in Hollywood. Name: Chastity.

Died. Fairleigh Dickinson III, 19, Columbia University freshman and an heir to the family's surgical-equipment fortunes, which enabled the Dickinsons to found and build New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University; of a reported overdose of an opium derivative and LSD; in a friend's dormitory room on the school's Manhattan campus.

Died. Marcello Boldrini, 79, Italian scholar-turned-executive who in 1962 succeeded the dynamic Enrico Mattei as president of Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi,...

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