Milestones: Sep. 27, 1963

Died. Nam Phuong, 49, last Empress of Viet Nam, convent-bred Cochin Chinese bride (in 1934) of Puppet Emperor Bao Dai, who used her imperial influence to further Roman Catholicism, lived apart from her playboy husband after his 1955 exile; of a heart attack; in Chabrignac, France.

Died. Group Captain Adolf Gysbert ("Sailor") Malan, 52, one of World War II's top air aces, South African merchant sailor who traded his sea legs for wings, bagged 35 Nazi planes as an R.A.F. Spitfire pilot, returned home to organize 250,000 veterans into the "Torch Commando," which disbanded in 1953 after an unsuccessful campaign to change...

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