Milestones, Aug. 13, 1973

Died. Julio ("Big Julio") Adalberto Rivera, 52, President of El Salvador from 1962 to 1967 and recently Ambassador to the United States; of a heart attack; in El Salvador. As an army colonel, Rivera engineered a bloodless barracks coup in 1961 and became President the following year. He broke the grip of the coffee-plantation owners on the country's economy and instituted reforms that resulted in a higher standard of living for El Salvador's peasants.

Died. Jean-Pierre Melville, 55, film director and patron saint of the nouvelle vague of French cinema; of a heart attack;...

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