Milestones: Jul. 27, 1981

DIED. Federico De Laurentiis, 26, son of Movie Producer Dino De Laurentiis (The Serpent's Egg, King Kong) and Italian Actress Silvana Magnano (Bitter Rice, Barabbas) and himself the producer of the 1978 film King of the Gypsies; of injuries received in the mid-air collision of two light planes while he was shooting a documentary on Alaska's annual fish harvest; over Kvichak Bay, Alaska.

DIED. Harry Chapin, 38, folk-rock singer and composer whose poignant, bittersweet ballads about dashed dreams and broken promises included the hits Taxi (1972), W.O.L.D. (1974) and The Cat's in the Cradle...

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