Milestones: May 9, 1983

BORN. To Noor el Hussein, 31, American-born Queen of Jordan, and King Hussein, 47: their third child, first daughter; in Amman. Name: Iman (Arabic for faith).

SEEKING DIVORCE. David Merrick, 71, hit-making Broadway producer, from Karen Prunczik, 26, former tap dancer in his blockbuster 42nd Street and his fourth wife; after nine months of marriage; in New York City. Merrick also filed a petition revealing what had been strenuously denied: that he suffered a stroke 2½ months ago and has not yet recovered his power of speech; he is seeking a conservator to protect his interests.

DIED. Muddy Waters, 68, the Grammy award-winning...

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