Milestones, Jan. 24, 1977

Died. Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins, 60, personal photographer to the President during Richard Nixon's White House years; of cancer; in Washington, Va. A longtime Saturday Evening Post staffer, Atkins traveled around the world with Nixon to record his presidency. But his most memorable photo was taken on Nixon's last day in office. Atkins shot for a long time before he got a picture of the Nixon family in which tears did not show—but strain still did.

Died. Peter Finch, 60, who created crystalline portraits of middle-aged men on the edge of despair in such films as Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Pumpkin Eater...