BORN. To Candice Bergen, 39, cool, elegant blond actress (Carnal Knowledge, Rich and Famous) and author of a best-selling memoir (Knock Wood) about her life as Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's daughter; and her husband Louis Malle, 53, French director (Lacombe, Lucien, Atlantic City); their first child (Malle has two children from a previous marriage), a daughter; in New York City. Name: Chloe. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz.
ENGAGED. Garrison Keillor, 43, beguiling, bittersweet chronicler of U.S. small-town life on radio (A Prairie Home Companion) and in books (Happy to Be Here, Lake Wobegon Days) and Ulla Skaerved, a former exchange student at Keillor's Minnesota high school, who met him again when she returned in August for a 25th class reunion. The marriage, scheduled for Dec. 29 in Copenhagen, will be the second for both. Keillor had dedicated Lake Wobegon Days to Margaret Moos, his radio producer, with whom he shared a house in St. Paul; she has taken a leave from the show.
MARRIED. Joan Collins, 52, sensuous TV actress (Dynasty); and Peter Holm, 38, a Swedish pop star turned businessman; she for the fourth time, he for the first; at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.
CONVICTION OVERTURNED. Rubin ("Hurricane") Carter, 48, former middleweight boxing contender who, along with Truck Driver John Artis, was convicted in 1967 of shooting three people in a Paterson, N.J., tavern; by a U.S. district judge, on the ground that the verdict was based on prejudice and prosecutors' errors. The case received national attention in 1976, when the New Jersey Supreme Court threw out the original convictions. Bob Dylan championed Carter's plight in song and, along with Boxer Muhammad Ali, helped raise a $600,000 defense fund. The two men were convicted again in a retrial after which Carter served nine more years in prison.
DIED. James Groppi, 54, former Roman Catholic priest and civil rights activist who marched in Selma, Ala., with Martin Luther King Jr., led at least 200 marches for open housing in Milwaukee and was arrested more than a dozen times for his protests; of brain cancer; in Milwaukee. When Groppi left the priesthood in 1976 to marry a fellow activist, he was excommunicated from the church. He later worked as a bus driver and in 1983 became president of his city's transit-union local. He once told an interviewer, "Agitate, agitate, agitate is my motto."