Milestones, Jan. 16, 1956

Married. Gregory Peck, 40, lanky, Lincolnesque cinemactor (Roman Holiday); and Veronique Passani, 22, half-Russian, half-Corsican Parisian newshen; 19 hours after his twelve-year-old marriage (three children) finally ended in divorce; in Lompoc, Calif.

Died. Ralph S. Damon, 58, president of Trans World Airlines; of pneumonia, in Mineola, N.Y. Energetic, inquisitive Harvardman ('18) Damon learned to fly before he learned to drive a car, was an air cadet in World War I, put the famed P47 Thunderbolt into mass production in World War II. Air travelers are in debted to Damon for helping develop 1)...

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