July 07, 2003 12:00 PM

Welcome to Our Cover Hall of Fame

Blushing brides! Shocking star splits! Murder, mystery and betrayal! As PEOPLE gets set to celebrate its 30th birthday in early 2004, check out some of the magazine’s most talked-about covers—and the stories behind them—from the past three decades.


The second of 10 children, outrageous actor-comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (left) was raised in a strict household that maintained a 6 p.m. curfew and allowed very little television. TV’s current highest-paid star, Ray Romano, got his start in stand-up comedy by trying to impress a date. Tyne Daly went back to school in 1991—to learn typing. Find out more about these celebrities and hundreds of others in our PEOPLE Profiles.


PEOPLE.com asked: Demi Moore and That ’70s Show hunk Ashton Kutcher are causing a buzz in Hollywood with their unlikely romance. Do you believe it’s for real?

Yes, their love is full throttle 21%

No, the public is getting “punk’d” 79%


CNN’S PEOPLE IN THE NEWS (July 4,3 p.m.; July 5,11 a.m., 5 p.m.; July 6, 7 p.m. ET) An in-depth look at Tommy Franks, the man who led the coalition forces to victory in Iraq and is now the chief authority in Baghdad.

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