BORN. To YASSER ARAFAT, 65, Palestinian leader, and SUHA ARAFAT, 33; a daughter, Zahwa; in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
FACING SURGERY. SAM DONALDSON, 61, scowling telejournalist; to remove a malignant melanoma; at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
DIED. CHARLIE RICH, 62, singer whose proto-Kenny Rogers ballads like The Most Beautiful Girl and Behind Closed Doors fused Nashville to Vegas in the '70s; from a blood clot; in Hammond, Louisiana.
DIED. RABBI BARUCH KORFF, 81, who founded the quixotic National Citizens' Committee for Fairness to the Presidency to root for Richard Nixon--a year before Watergate blew the Chief Executive from the...