Milestones: Jan. 16, 1984

SEEKING DIVORCE. From Margaret Heckler, 52, Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Massachusetts Congresswoman (1967-82): John Heckler, 56, austere, hunt-loving Boston financier; after 30 years of marriage, three children; in Arlington, Va. Heckler said his wife "deserted and abandoned" him in 1963. Secretary Heckler asked the court to dismiss his suit.

HOSPITALIZED. Danny Kaye, 70, peripatetic comic entertainer; after an attack of bronchitis incapacitated him during the Rose Bowl game; at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

RECOVERING. Edward M. Kennedy, 51, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, after hospitalization in Washington, D.C.;...

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