Milestones: Oct. 19, 1981

DIED. Luigi Petroselli, 49, typographer's son who joined the Italian Communist Party at age 19 and rose to become the first Communist to serve as mayor of Rome; of a heart attack; in Rome. Affectionately nicknamed "Joe Bananas" because of his twisted smile and boxer-like stance, the popular Petroselli, who took office in 1979, enhanced Rome's amenities by turning an area near the Coliseum into a Sundays-only pedestrian mall and instituting summer evening presentations of music, films and plays.

DIED. Gloria Grahame, 55, sultry blond movie actress who frequently portrayed the unsavory "other...

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