Milestones Apr. 21, 1997

BORN. To TONY RANDALL, 77, TV series The Odd Couple neatnik Felix Unger, and second wife HEATHER HARLAN, 27, an actress; his first child, Julia Laurette; in New York City.

APPOINTED. FRANCIS GEORGE, 60, doctrinally conservative but socially progressive Roman Catholic prelate; as Archbishop of Chicago, by Pope John Paul II; in Vatican City. A Chicago native, George is a relative newcomer to episcopacy, having served for a year as Archbishop of Portland, Oregon, and six years as Bishop of Yakima,Washington.

DIED. LAURA NYRO, 49, intense and lyrical singer-songwriter whose free-form musical emotionalism captured for many the passions of the 1960s...

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