Milestones: Apr. 16, 1965

Died. Linda Darnell, 41, sultry brunette star, and one of Hollywood's great natural beauties, who appeared in some 50 movies (Blood and Sand, Forever Amber, A Letter to Three Wives) from 1939 on; of burns suffered during a pre-dawn fire that started in the living room of a friend and former secretary whom she was visiting; in Chicago.

Died. Major General John Kenton Hester, 48, commander of the U.S. 17th Air Force in Germany, a World War II combat ace who flew 50 missions against Japanese bases in China, later served in staff posts before assuming his final command six months ago;...

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