Milestones, Aug. 2, 1971

Born. To Abbie Hoffman, 34, self-styled revolutionary, and Anita Hoffman, 29, fellow anarchist: first child, a son; in Manhattan. Name: america.

Died. Van Heflin, 60, performer in more than 50 films and on the Broadway stage; of a heart attack; in Los Angeles. The rough-hewn actor with the jutting jaw and the gravelly voice scored his first big Broadway success in The Philadelphia Story (1939). From his 1942 Oscar-winning performance as the drunken newspaper reporter in Johnny Eager to his portrayal of the longshoreman in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge (1955), to his role as the mad bomber in last...

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