Milestones Feb. 22, 1999

ACQUITTED. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, 52, of perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges; by the U.S. Senate; in Washington (see cover story).

DIED. MARIUS SCHOON, below, right, 61, white South African antiapartheid activist; of lung cancer; in Johannesburg. Schoon was jailed for 12 years for a failed attempt in the '60s to bomb a police building. In 1984 his wife and daughter were killed by a mail bomb sent at the behest of a police official who later admitted to the crime. Said President Nelson Mandela: "He destroyed the myth that all Afrikaners were racists and oppressors."

DIED. IRIS MURDOCH, 79, erudite and macabre...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!