POSTPONED: The wedding of CHRIS EVERT and JIMMY CONNORS, because of the increased demands of their tennis commitments. The current Wimbledon singles champions were to have played their love match on Nov. 8.
SIGNED: FRANK ROBINSON, 39, to manage the AL Cleveland Indians, thus becoming the first black manager in major league baseball. Robinson, the only man ever voted Most Valuable Player in both the American and National leagues, has a career batting average of .295 over 19 seasons, with 2,900 hits and 1,778 RBIs. Robinson will continue to play, as a designated hitter.
DIED: HELMUTH KOINIGG, 25, rookie Formula I racing driver from Salzburg, Austria; when his car ran into a guardrail during the U.S. Grand Prix in Watkins Glen.