Milestones: Nov. 30, 1970

Born. To Ringo Starr, 30, Beatle drummer now making it on his own as a country-and-western blues singer, and Maureen Cox Starr, 24, onetime Liverpool hairdresser: their third child, first daughter, Lee; in London.

Died. J. Parnell Thomas, 75, seven-term Congressman from New Jersey, who gained national prominence as chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers controversy; in St. Petersburg, Fla. Thomas played a major role in the conviction of Hiss in 1948, but by then he had come a cropper himself for padding his congressional payroll, an...

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