Milestones: Aug. 10, 1981

BORN. To Oscar-Winning Songwriter Paul Williams, 40 (Evergreen), and his wife and accountant Katie, 30, a son, their first child; in Los Angeles. Name: Christopher Cole. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz.

DIED. Omar Torrijos Herrera, 52, cigar-chewing brigadier general of Panama's National Guard and the country's de facto strongman, who negotiated the return by the U.S. of the Panama Canal Zone to his country's control; in an airplane crash; in the western jungles of Panama. Torrijos joined the National Guard in 1952, and in 1968 helped to lead a coup against President Arnulfo Arias. The next year Torrijos effectively took sole power...

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