Milestones, May 12, 1975

Divorced. By Maggie Smith, 40, willowy English Oscar winner (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and this Broadway season's blase, acid-tongued divorcee in Noel Coward's drawing-room classic Private Lives: Actor Robert Stephens, 43; on grounds of Stephens' adultery; after eight years of marriage, two children; in London.

Died. John B. McKay, 52, steel-nerved NASA test pilot, whose flights on the experimental X-15 rocket plane in the early 1960s helped lay the groundwork for later Mercury and Apollo space programs; of complications of injuries suffered in 1962, when his X-15 crash-landed so severely that he lost an inch of height as his...

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