Milestones, Jan. 3, 1955

Born. To Sir Edmund Hillary, 35, New Zealand beekeeper knighted for his successful 1953 conquest (with Tenzing, the Sherpa guide) of Mt. Everest, and Lady Louise Hillary, 24: their first child, a son; in Auckland, New Zealand. Name: Edmund. Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz.

Born. To José ("Pepe") Figueres, 47, crusading liberal President of Costa Rica, who overthrew the country's dictatorial rightist-Communist coalition in 1948 and became the constitutionally elected President in July 1953, and blonde Karen Olsen Figueres, 24, formerly of New York City: their first child, a son. Name: José Maria Figueres....

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