Milestones, Dec. 5, 1977

DIED. Dr. Manouchehr Eghbal, 68, former Premier of Iran and chairman of the National Iranian Oil Co.; of a heart attack; in Ellahiyem, Iran. Named Premier in 1957, Eghbal was forced to resign three years later over charges that a parliamentary election had been rigged. While he was in power, Eghbal was a favorite of the Shah, whose policies he vigorously upheld.

DIED. Paul Schoeffler, 70, German opera bass-baritone famous for his interpretation of Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger; after a long illness; in Amersham, England. Schoeffler sang in Vienna during and after World War II and regularly made the operatic grand...

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