Milestones: Apr. 6, 1970

Died. Joe Pyne, 45, radio and TV talk-show host who made an institution of the insult; of lung cancer; in Hollywood. A World War II Marine with a wooden leg and a chip on his shoulder, Pyne devoted his programs largely to hucksters and kooks, whom he ridiculed with such niceties as "Jerk," "Meathead," and "Go gargle with razor blades." He delighted in saying, "I'm not a nice guy, and I don't want to be." At his peak in 1966, Pyne's programs occupied 27 hours of air time each week, and earned him $200,000 a year.

Died. Martin Tananbaum, 54, textile magnate...

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