Milestones, Apr. 2, 1979

BORN. To Olga Korbut, 23, pixieish Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and now works for the Byelorussian State Sports Committee, and Leonid Bortkevich, 28, lead vocalist of Pesnyary, the Soviet Union's top folk-rock group: a son, their first child; in Minsk. Name: Richard.

DIED. Max Hayward, 54, English scholar who translated Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and works by Solzhenitsyn and other Russian authors banned or banished in their own country; of cancer; in Oxford, England. A natural linguist, Hayward taught himself Russian as a teen-ager by...

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