Milestones, Oct. 29, 1956

Born. To Feiho Ikeda, 26, crew member of the Japanese fishing boat Fortunate Dragon, which was dusted with radioactive fallout (1954) after a U.S. H-bomb test in the Marshall Islands, and his wife Setsuko Ikeda, 23: a son, described as healthy and normal, the first child born to any of the 22 survivors (one crewman died). Weight: 7 Ibs. 8 oz.

Born. To Debbie Reynolds, 24, teen-ageing cinemactress (The Catered Affair), and Eddie Fisher, 28, curly-headed jukebox nightingale (7 Believe): a daughter, their first child; in Burbank, Calif. Weight: 6 Ibs. 12 oz.


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