Milestones, Aug. 7, 1972

Died. Lance Reventlow, 36, auto racer and heir to the Woolworth five-and-ten fortune; in a plane crash; near Aspen, Colo. The son of Barbara Hutton and the second of her seven husbands, Reventlow devoted most of his time and much of his $25 million inheritance to his passion for racing. Though he mockingly described himself as "a playboy," his win in Nassau's 1958 Governor's Cup Race—in a car he both designed and drove—established Reventlow's reputation as a serious competitor. His love of auto racing and his refusal to give it up led to divorce...