Milestones: Dec. 6, 1982

BORN. To David Hartman, 47, folksy host of Good Morning America, and Maureen Hartman, 38, a former television producer: a third son, fourth child; in New York City. Name: Conor Downey. Weight: 8 lb. 2 oz.

DIED. Erving Goffman, 60, unorthodox sociologist whose provocative books (The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life and Forms of Talk) developed his somewhat mordant theories of contemporary ritual, based upon the overlooked small print of daily life (gossip, gestures, even grunts), in such settings as mental asylums and advertising columns; of cancer; in Philadelphia.

DIED. Roy Mark Hofheinz,...

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