Milestones: Oct. 12, 1981

SEEKING DIVORCE. Gary Hart, 43, Democratic Senator from Colorado; and Lee Ludwig Hart, 43, a real estate agent; after 23 years of marriage, two children. The couple separated for six months, then reunited last year during Hart's successful campaign for a second term.

DIED. Rómulo Betancourt, 73, baseball-loving, pipe-smoking former President of Venezuela, who was revered as the father of democracy in his country and a hero throughout Latin America for his opposition to oppression; of a stroke; in New York City. The son of poor Spanish immigrants, Betancourt was a law student of 20 when he led the first of the...

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