Milestones, Dec. 10, 1956

Born. To Floyd Patterson, 21, and Sandra Elizabeth Hicks Patterson, 18: their first child, a daughter, four hours and 23 minutes before Boxer Patterson anesthetized creaky old Archie Moore to become heavyweight champ (see SPORT) ; in New York City. Name: Seneca. Weight: 6 Ibs. 2 oz.

Married. Joni James (real name: Joan Carmella Babbo), 26, tiny (5 ft. 1 in.) jukebox thrush (Your Cheatin' Heart); and Anthony Acquaviva, 30, her manager; in Manhattan.

Died. Charles Peete, 27, American Association batting champ (he hit .350 this year for the St. Louis Cardinals' Omaha farm club),...

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