Milestones: May 24, 1963

Married. Maria Roncalli, 26, niece of Pope John XXIII; and Luigi Gotti, 30, employed in a tile plant; in a simple nuptial Mass celebrated by Msgr. Giovanni Battista Roncalli, a nephew of the Pope; in Sotto il Monte, Italy.

Died. Oleg Vladimirovich Penkovsky, 44, Russia's former deputy chief of the State Committee on Scientific Research and Coordination, convicted of spying for the West; probably by a bullet in the back of the head; in Moscow.

Died. Omar Loutfi, 55, United Nations Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs since last year, a highly respected Egyptian diplomat who persuasively represented his country at the U.N....

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