Milestones: Jan. 5, 1970

Born. To Princess Margriet, 26, third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, and Pieter van Vollenhoven, 29, her commoner husband: their second son and second child; in The Hague.

Married. Russell B. Long, 51, Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana since 1948, son of Huey ("Kingfish") Long; and Carolyn Bason, fortyish, a Capitol Hill secretary; he for the second time (his wife of 30 years divorced him last June); in a quiet Presbyterian ceremony in McLean, Va.

Died. Josef von Sternberg, 75, Austrian-born director of notable films in the '20s and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!