Divorced. Tommy Manville, 47-year-old asbestos heir; by his fifth wife, Bonita Francine Edwards, 22; in Reno.
Died. Doña Elena Patiño, Marquesa de Valparaiso y del Mérito, daughter of Tin King Simón I. Patiño of Bolivia; after a month's illness; in Manhattan. A woman in her early 30s, she had been given a fortune by her fabulously wealthy father when she married, and she became one of the world's wealthiest women when he distributed the bulk of his estate to his family last May.
Died. William Alexander Percy, 56, lawyer, poet, writer of the autobiographical best-seller Lanterns on the Levee; in Greenville, Miss.