Milestones Oct. 4, 1999

DIVORCING. PHYLLIS REDSTONE, 74, and Viacom CEO SUMNER REDSTONE, 76; after 52 years of marriage. The marriage reportedly foundered because of the media mogul's affair with a 46-year-old production-company executive.

WILL FILED. For the estate of JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.; in a Manhattan court; two months after his death in an airplane crash. His personal belongings, including his father's scrimshaw collection, and his share of family real estate will go to the children of his sister Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg.

DIED. RAISA GORBACHEV, 67, wife of the former Soviet President; of leukemia; in Germany (see Eulogy below).


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