Ray Stark, Hollywood power-broker, producer of Funny Girl and The Sunshine Boys, dies at 88.
Pipe-smoking sailor Popeye, who debuted as a guest in Elzie Segar’s Thimble Theatre comic strip and later turned hero, has completed 75 years.
Stage legend Uta Hagen, 84, best remembered as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is dead.
Former Australian batsman and TV commentator David Hookes, 49, dies of head injuries sustained at a brawl outside a Melbourne hotel.
Home secretary N. Gopalaswami is named the third EC. Seen as a North Block man, he steps in ahead of the crucial poll scheduling process.