Milestones: Jun. 22, 1987

DIED. Maurizio Vitale, 41, Italian clothing magnate, who outraged the Vatican in the early 1970s by pairing bulging buttocks and parodies of Christian teachings in ads for his Jesus Jeans; of AIDS; in Turin, Italy. Never publicity shy, Vitale followed up a $100 million 1979 jeans-and-jacket sale to the Soviet Union by becoming official supplier of off-track uniforms to the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.


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