Milestones: Oct. 11, 1963

Born. To Frankie Avalon, 23, aging teen warbler, and Kay Deibel Avalon, 25, former dental technician: their first child, a son; in Los Angeles.

Died. Valdimer Orlando Key Jr., 55, Texas-born Harvard history professor and political scientist, author of Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups, widely read study of U.S. voting by racial and economic blocs, and Southern Politics in State and Nation, a definitive analysis of the South's one-party form of government; of a heart ailment; in Brookline, Mass.

Died. Marshal Pavel Fedorovich Zhigarev, 63, onetime (1949-57) chief of the Soviet Air Force, later...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!