Milestones: Sep. 6, 1963

Divorced. Gloria Vanderbilt, 39, who never seemed able to settle down after she got $5,000,000 of the family fortune as a 21st birthday present; and TV-Movie Director Sidney Lumet, 39; by mutual consent on grounds of incompatibility; after seven years of marriage, no children; in Juárez, Mexico.

Died. Lieut. Colonel James Cushing, 53, U.S. Army guerrilla leader who stayed behind on the Philippine island of Cebu after the Japanese occupation and in 1944 captured a Japanese admiral carrying plans for defense strategy, thus hastening the liberation of the islands; of a heart attack;...

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