Milestones: Sep. 16, 1966

Married. Mickey Rooney, 45, movie juvenile turned character actor (The Secret Invasion); and Margie Lane, 43, his longtime friend; he for the sixth time, she for the second; in Las Vegas.

Died. Hendrik Verwoerd, 64, Prime Minister of South Africa; by assassination; in Cape Town (see THE WORLD).

Died. Dr. William Menninger, 66, psychiatrist and head (with his better-known older brother Karl) of Kansas' famed Menninger Foundation, a rangy, friendly Midwesterner who made himself the nation's most dedicated campaigner for better care of the mentally ill, a subject about which he tirelessly lectured government,...

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