Milestones: Mar. 5, 1984

AWARDED. To the late Whittaker Chambers, onetime TIME editor and confessed Soviet agent whose testimony helped convict Alger Hiss, an ex-State Department official and accused Communist spy, of perjury in 1950; a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian award. Chambers, who died in 1961, was one of 14 recipients of this year's medal. Others included the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the late baseball great Jackie Robinson, Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr., Actor James Cagney, Country Singer Tennessee Ernie Ford, Writer Louis L'Amour and the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale.

DIED. David, 12, the longest survivor of severe...

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