Milestones, Jul. 19, 1976

Died. Daniel Gearhart, 34, convicted mercenary from Kensington, Md., who served three days with defeated anti-Communist forces in the Angolan civil war last year. Gearhart, along with three Britons, was executed in Angola, following a "war crimes" trial of 13 white mercenaries, in spite of pleas for the condemned by President Gerald Ford and Queen Elizabeth.

Died. Arnold Gingrich, 72, longtime editor and publisher of Esquire magazine; of cancer; in Ridgewood, N.J. A former advertising copywriter, Gingrich became Esquire's founding editor in 1933 and developed the success formula for the nation's first modern "man's magazine": slightly risqué cartoons, articles about sports and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!