Milestones, Apr. 12, 1971

Born. To John D. Rockefeller IV, 33, West Virginia secretary of state, and Sharon Rockefeller, 26, daughter of Illinois Senator Charles Percy: their second child, a girl; in Charleston, W. Va. Name: Valerie Blanchette.

Born. To Strom Thurmond, 68, South Carolina's Republican Senator, and Nancy Moore Thurmond, 24, former Miss South Carolina (1966): their first child, a girl; in Greenwood, S.C. Name: Nancy Moore. Watching her perform noisily in her crib, Thurmond quipped: "I believe she's staging a filibuster."

Died. Joseph Valachi, 66, professional criminal turned informer; of a heart attack; at a...

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