Milestones

DIED After 12 seasons as a standout power forward in the NBA, Wayman Tisdale, 44, turned to music. Tisdale, whose first love was the guitar, embarked on a stellar second act as a chart-topping bass player.

• His 1975 photograph of an American helicopter evacuation is as indelible an image as any we have of the Vietnam War. Then a photographer for United Press International, Hugh Van Es, 67, snapped the iconic picture from a balcony at the Peninsula Hotel in Saigon. The photo netted him a Pulitzer Prize nomination--and a $150 bonus.

• In 1971, Newt Heisley, 88, submitted his...

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