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Marni Nixon, 86, the soprano whom TIME called the Ghostest with the Mostest in 1964 for dubbing the singing voices of stars in Academy Award–winning movie musicals, including Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956), Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961) and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964).

Youree Dell Harris, a.k.a. Miss Cleo, 53, the actor famous during the 1990s for playing a Jamaican psychic (her catchphrase: “Call me now!”) in infomercials for Psychic Readers Network. She played the role until 2002, when the company settled deceptive-advertising charges with the Federal Trade Commission by agreeing to pay a $5 million fine and forgive about $500 million in outstanding customer charges.


New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and Seattle Mariners center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Piazza, 47, is a 10-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award who played in 12 All-Star games. Griffey, 46, boasts 630 home runs, the sixth-most in MLB history–with some of the most memorable ones being the back-to-back homers that he and his father Ken Griffey Sr. hit in 1990.


The first flight around the world by solar-powered aircraft on July 26. Solar Impulse landed in Abu Dhabi after a 25,000-mile journey in 16 separate stages that took over a year to complete, all without using a drop of fuel.

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