Milestones: Oct. 8, 1984

RECOVERING. Charles Manson, 49, mass murderer serving a life sentence for the killings of Actress Sharon Tate and seven others; from second- and third-degree burns of his hands, scalp and face, after he was splashed with paint thinner and set ablaze by a fellow inmate and murderer, Jan Holmstrom, a Hare Krishna devotee who said that Manson complained about his continual chanting; in the California Medical Facility infirmary; in Vacaville, Calif.

DIED. Carl Proffer, 46, scholar, translator and publisher with his wife Ellendea of an indispensable Soviet literature press; of cancer; in Ann Arbor,...

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