Milestones, Aug. 9, 1976

Married. Robert Shaw, 48, novelist (The Hiding Place), playwright (The Man in the Glass Booth) and actor of stage and screen, perhaps best known for his roistering portrayal of Quint, the professional shark killer in Jaws; and Virginia Jansen, 37, his secretary; he for the third time, she for the first; in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Died. Meyer ("Mickey") Cohen, 62, pint-sized (5 ft. 3 in.) onetime West Coast gang leader; of complications of stomach cancer; in Los Angeles. A Brooklyn-born boxer who was running his own mob in Cleveland at 19, Cohen went on to...

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!