April 26, 1999 |
Lord Killanin, whose tenure as International Olympic Committee president was marked by politically charged boycotts and pressure for a growing role in the Olympic movement for women and for professional athletes, died Sunday. He was 84. Killanin, an English-Irish nobleman whose health had been failing for some time, died at his home in Dublin, Ireland, his family said. The cause of death was not disclosed. Killanin served as IOC president from 1972-80.
September 10, 1986 |
California's landmark law mandating the divestiture of stock in companies operating in South Africa could be repealed by legislation recently passed by the Senate, congressional legal experts said Tuesday. While some lawmakers, including Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), claim that Congress constitutionally cannot dictate state investment policies, the measure passed by the Senate on Aug.
October 17, 1997 |
James A. Michener, the extravagant storyteller who delivered whole states, whole nations--indeed, whole epochs--to an adoring international audience by wrapping historical fact in sweeping fiction, died Thursday. He was 90 and died at his home in Austin, Texas. The author of such blockbusters as "Hawaii," "Texas," "Centennial" and "Iberia"--which sold in incredible volume, despite their imposing length--Michener died of renal failure.