Milestones, Jan. 4, 1943

Married. Belle Wyatt Roosevelt, 22, daughter of the Major Kermit Roosevelts; and John Gorham Palfrey Jr., 23, Harvard '40; in Fairfax, Va. Among the wedding guests: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, a cousin of the bride's father.

Married. Erskine Caldwell, 40, novelist (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre); and June Johnson, 20, student at the University of Arizona; he for the third time, she for the first; two days after he was divorced from Photographer Margaret Bourke-White; in Phoenix.

Died. John Borican, 29, Negro middle-distance runner, record-breaking all-round athlete, only man ever to hold...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!