Milestones, Mar. 16, 1953

Married. Weetman John Churchill Pearson, 43, the third Viscount Cowdray (grandson of millionaire Engineer-Oil Tycoon Sir Weetman Pearson), reputedly England's richest man; and Elizabeth Jackson, 26, ex-social secretary to Mrs. Lewis Douglas, wife of the onetime U.S. ambassador; he for the second time, she for the first; in London.

Divorced. Donald W. Douglas, 60, veteran planemaker and president of Douglas Aircraft Co.; by Charlotte Ogg Douglas, 61; after 36½ years of marriage, five children; in Los Angeles.

Died. Herman J. Mankiewicz, 55, cinema writer-producer (Oscar winner, with Orson Welles, for Citizen Kane), elder brother...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!