Milestones, Oct. 9, 1939

Born. To Yehudi Menuhin, 22, blond, brilliant violinist, and Nola Nicholas Menuhin, 20; a daughter; in San Francisco, Calif. The child, which weighed six pounds, twelve ounces, was given the name Zamira. the Russian word for Peace. Said Father Yehudi, who had watched the operation with a surgical mask over his face: "I want the baby to hate music or love it. I don't want any passivity."

Born. To Ernest Aldrich Simpson, 42, ex-husband of the Duchess of Windsor, and Mary Kirk Raffray Simpson, 43; a son (premature); in London.

Birthday. The Munich ("Peace...

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