Alf Landon celebrates his 98th birthday next Monday and will be getting a visit from Vice President George Bush. Landon lists Bush as a contender for the presidential nomination, but also adds Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kan.) and "that senator from down South," as Landon calls Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), as possibilities.

Donna Cline of Las Vegas was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Cline, 26, a news anchor for KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, was paralyzed after an automobile accident in 1978 . . .

Actor Jason Robards has signed to stay with "The Iceman Cometh" through March. The show leaves Washington Sept. 14 and opens on Broadway later in the month . . .

About 50 Gloucester, England, youths rioted yesterday in a movie theater showing "Rambo: First Blood Part II." The youths broke out into fighting when 22 police officers were called in to restore order, said a spokesman. Meanwhile, one British critic wrote that "you have to have a conker chestnut instead of a brain not to realize that Rambo is pure comic strip, in the direct tradition of Batman and Superman" . . .

Thousands of people turned out during an Ivory Coast tropical rainstorm Saturday for a concert to raise money for the continent's famine victims. "Operation Africa," held in the Abidjan soccer stadium, featured more than 20 jazz, pop and folk acts from several African countries. Organizers said proceeds from the concert and record sales would go to Doctors Without Borders, an organization of volunteers who work in Africa's worst drought and war zones.