Milestones: Jul. 27, 1970

Died. Dr. Eric Berne, 60, psychiatrist and author of Games People Play; of a heart attack; in Monterey, Calif. As a group therapist, he observed that people acted and reacted in repetitious, tightly defined ritual "games." After further casework and analysis buttressed his findings, he invented breezy names (Frigid Woman; Now I've Got You, You Son of a Bitch; I'm Only Trying to Help You) and published Games in 1964. Intended for therapists, the book scored a sales blitz (650,000 hardcover, 2,000,000 paperback). It also attracted criticism from Berne's colleagues.

Died. George V....

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