updated 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Baron Marcel Bich, 79, who created the Bic ballpoint pen, died May 30 in Paris. The cause of death has not been disclosed. The onetime fountain-pen salesman popularized the inexpensive, disposable writing implement in the early '50s and retired last year....
Ezra Taft Benson, 94, the 13th head of the Mormon Church, died May 30 of congestive heart failure. During Benson's eight-year presidency, the church grew by 2.8 million worshippers. Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration, Benson was a distant relative of President William Howard Taft's and a supporter of the ultraconservative John Birch Society.
On June 1. a week after surgery for prostate cancer, retired general H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 59, was released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. According to his doctors, Schwarzkopf, the American commander in the Persian Gulf War and now a military commentator for CBS, is expected to fully recover from the operation within several weeks.
Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, 46, and ex-ballerina Lisa Rinehart, 34, welcomed their third child, Sofia-Luisa (8 lbs., 8 ozs.), on May 24 in New York City. The couple have two other children, Peter, 4, and Anna, 2. Baryshnikov is also the father of Alexandra, 13, whose mother is actress Jessica Lange....
First Brother Roger Clinton, 37, and his bride of two months, Molly, 26, a former computer saleswoman, announced the arrival of their first child, Tyler Cassidy (8 lbs., 2 ozs.), born on May 12 in Torrance, Calif.
On May 28, "I dos" echoed in the White House Rose Garden for the first time since the 1971 nuptials of Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox: President and Mrs. Clinton hosted the wedding of her brother Tony Rodham, 39, a regional coordinator for the Democratic National Committee, to Nicole Boxer, 26, a film-studio executive and the daughter of California senator Barbara Boxer.
Socialite Marlene Ramallo, 40ish, was acquitted in Washington on May 25 of driving under the influence last September in Georgetown while her friend, Patrick Wermer, 26, clung to the hood of her Jaguar. Ramallo, who in 1986 served four months in federal prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the U.S., is the fourth wife of Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, 81.
Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 75, the Russian author expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974, returned to his homeland on May 27. Solzhenitsyn, the author of several books including The Gulag Archipelago, an account of life in Stalin-era concentration camps, had lived for the past 18 years with his second wife, Natalia (age not available), and their sons, Yermolai, 23, Ignat, 21, and Stephan, 20, in Cavendish, Vt.