September 30, 1987 |
Auto magnate Henry Ford II, who for 35 years ran the automobile company founded by his grandfather, managing it from the brink of disaster to the top rank of industrial power, died Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. Ford, 70, who had a history of heart problems, was admitted to Cottage Hospital in suburban Grosse Pointe Farms on Sept. 9 for treatment of pneumonia he contracted while living at his country estate outside London. He was transferred Sept.
June 11, 1985 |
Josef Mengele's son broke years of family silence today to say that his father is dead and that he "has no doubt" the infamous Nazi doctor of Auschwitz is the man who was buried in a Brazilian grave. "I am certain that the medical investigation will confirm this shortly," Rolf Mengele, 41, said in a statement broadcast by Bavarian Radio and distributed to reporters later.
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January 4, 1986 |
The woman whose struggle to help her son overcome a gross deformity touched millions in the film "Mask" is facing another deadly battle: Her other son has AIDS. Rusty Mason says she will fight for this son as hard as she fought for Rocky, who died in 1978, 10 years later than doctors had predicted. Mason's story of drug abuse, motorcycle riding and tireless devotion to her son was depicted last year in a film by Peter Bogdanovich. Singer-actress Cher played the mother.
February 23, 1996 |
William G. Bonin, the notorious "Freeway Killer" who seared his way into the nation's consciousness with a string of sadistic murders 16 years ago, was executed at San Quentin Prison early today, becoming the first person in California to die by lethal injection. Bonin, a former Downey truck driver who confessed to raping, torturing and killing 21 boys and young men, was put to death in the prison's converted gas chamber. Bonin was declared dead at 12:13 a.m. At 10:47 p.m., the U.S.
July 27, 1986
Nearly 16% of all Britons live in poverty, government figures showed. The number of people receiving state handouts--the level at which poverty is assessed--rose from 5.9 million in 1979, the year Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took office, to 8.8 million in 1983 out of a population of 56 million. "Life at this level of income is basic and sparse," said Malcolm Wicks, director of the Family Policy Studies Center. "Poverty is a grim fact of life for many British families."
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January 24, 2004 |
Pavel Finogenov, 84, who was Soviet minister for defense industries throughout the 1980s, died Thursday, the Russian Cabinet said. Cause of death was not specified. Finogenov was appointed minister in 1979, the year the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and held the job for the next 10 years. As the man in charge of the powerful Soviet military industrial complex, Finogenov had broad influence, though his name was not widely known.