BORN. To CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, 42, globe-trotting CNN correspondent, and JAMES RUBIN, 40, departing State Department spokesman: a son, Darius; in Washington.
DIED. IAN DURY, 57, 1970s Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick punk rocker; of colon and liver cancer; in London.
DIED. ALEX COMFORT, 80, British physician, pacifist and author of the lively 1972 gourmet's guide to the sexual revolution, The Joy of Sex; in Banbury, England (see Eulogy below).
DIED. HELEN MARTIN, 90, character actress best remembered for her grandmotherly portrayals, such as the little old lady next door in the 1980s TV series 227; in Monterey, Calif.