Milestones: Jul. 27, 1987

DIED. Dr. Thomas Waddell, 49, Olympic decathlon competitor in 1968 and founder in 1982 of the quadrennial Gay Games, a seven-day athletic contest; of meningitis related to AIDS; in San Francisco.


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