March 8, 1985 |
Robert W. Woodruff, a reclusive Georgian who rescued the Coca-Cola Co. from threatened bankruptcy in the 1920s and built it into one of the world's great business empires, died Thursday. He was 95. Woodruff, who had been in failing health since suffering two strokes in 1972, died after a 10-day stay at Emory University Hospital. He was credited with being the person most responsible for Coca-Cola becoming perhaps the world's best known American product.
October 18, 1987 |
Two-day-old Baby Paul, the world's youngest heart transplant recipient, was progressing nicely the day after his historic surgery, while thousands of miles away a grieving Canadian couple who made it possible were taking solace in the infant's second chance at life.
March 29, 2013 |
British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for playing muggle Uncle Vernon Dursley in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. Griffiths died Thursday at University Hospital in Coventry, England, from complications following heart surgery, his agent, Simon Beresford, told the Associated Press. He was 65. Large in body and presence, Griffiths appeared in character roles in dozens of films and TV shows, but made his biggest mark as the boy wizard's grumpy uncle. PHOTOS: Richard Griffiths 1947-2013 "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe said Griffiths' true demeanor was far kinder.
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May 30, 2008 |
UCLA Medical Center and its most accomplished liver surgeon provided a life-saving transplant to one of Japan's most powerful gang bosses, law enforcement sources told The Times. In addition, the surgeon performed liver transplants at UCLA on three other men who are now barred from entering the United States because of their criminal records or suspected affiliation with Japanese organized crime groups, said a knowledgeable law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
December 20, 1988 |
Max Robinson, the nation's first black network television news anchor, died today at age 49 of complications from AIDS, a Howard University Hospital spokeswoman said. It had been three years since Robinson worked regularly in television. He earned his spot in broadcasting history in 1978 when he began co-anchoring the ABC Evening News from Chicago with Peter Jennings in New York and Frank Reynolds in Washington.
October 20, 1993 |
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey left Presbyterian University Hospital on Tuesday after three weeks of treatment for infections stemming from a heart and liver transplant last summer.
August 6, 1986 |
Brian Lee Tribble, home again after a one-night stint in the county jail, sat on the front porch with his family one day last week, playing with a streaky-black pit bull, a breed of dog often raised to fight and to maim other dogs.
June 2, 1992 |
Bill Parcells, who coached the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles, will undergo open-heart surgery today at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
October 3, 1993 |
Sen. David Pryor (D-Ark.) was released Friday from Georgetown University Hospital where he had been treated for a bronchial infection. Pryor, 59, had entered the hospital on Tuesday.