Milestones Sep. 15, 1997

RELEASED. PHAM DUC KHAM, 65, Vietnamese dissident who circulated the Freedom Forum; before completing his 12-year sentence; in Hanoi.

DIED. ALDO ROSSI, 66, sublime architect who reworked vernacular forms into designs of haunting beauty; after a car accident; in Milan, Italy. The Cemetery of San Cataldo in Modena, Italy--a colonnaded arcade of chilling austerity--is one example of the poetic use of space that won him architecture's highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 1990.

DIED. SIR GEORG SOLTI, 84, fierce maestro who prodded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the front of the world stage; in Antibes, France. During his conducting debut at...

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