Milestones: Dec. 12, 1969

Born. To Joan Baez, 28, queen of American folk music, and David Harris, 23, who started serving a three-year sentence in federal prison last July for refusing induction into the Army: their first child, a son; in Palo Alto, Calif.

Divorced. Groucho Marx, 74, most durable of slapstick's famed brothers; by Edna Marx, 38, his third wife; on grounds of mental cruelty; after 15 years of marriage, in Santa Monica, Calif. Settlement: $21,000 alimony, $337,000 from Groucho's TV residuals and 50% of the proceeds from the sale of their $350,000 home.

Died. Stephen Potter, 69, the greatest contemporary gamesman of them all (see...

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