Milestones, Feb. 6, 1978

DIED. Terry Kath, 31, self-taught composer and guitarist for the slick rock-jazz band Chicago; of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound; in Los Angeles. Kath, a native Chicagoan who helped form the popular band eleven years ago, had been drinking with friends when he put what he believed was an unloaded gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

DIED. Jack Oakie, 74, wisecracking comedian best known for his parody of Mussolini in Chaplin's The Great Dictator; of complications of an aortic aneurysm; in Los Angeles. Abandoning a Wall Street career, Oakie joined the chorus of George M. Cohan's Little Nellie Kelly in...

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