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Milestones: Feb. 28, 1964

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Born. To Hope Cooke, 23, Manhattan-born Maharani of Sikkim, and the Maharajah Palden Thondup Namgyal, 40: their first child, a son (the Maharajahhas three children by his first wife, who died in 1957); in Calcutta.

Born. To Geraldine Page, 39, who played Tennessee Williams’ fading beautyin Sweet Bird of Youth, and Rip Torn, 34, her third husband and co-star in last year’s revival of O’Neill’s Strange Interlude: their first child, a daughter; in Manhattan.

Born. To R. Sargent Shriver Jr., 48, Peace Corps director, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 41: their fourth child, third son; in Washington.

Married. Peter Sellers, 38, British funnyman (Dr. Strangelove); and Britt Eklund, 21, blonde Swedish starlet; he for the second time; in a civil ceremony in Guildford, England.

Married. Charles Haskell Revson, 57, chairman and chief stockholder of RevIon, Inc., purveyor of cosmetics with those wild, wild names (Pinkissimo, Pango Peach, Mocha Pocha); and Lynn Sheresky, 32, Manhattan divorcee; he for the third time; in Windsor, Conn.

Died. Joseph Armand Bombardier, 56, inventor of the Snowmobile, a Quebecauto mechanic who devised the tracked rough-weather vehicle in 1937, went on to build ten to 15 versions for such snowbound types as South Pole Explorer Edmund Hillary, the U.S., Canadian and Russian armies; of cancer; in Sherbrooke, Que.

Died. Clarence Budington Kelland, 82, tireless practitioner of the first basic plot (good guy wins), who in 61 years authored 10 million words chronicling the adventures of such homespuns as Scattergood Baines, Mark Tidd and Mr. Deeds, dabbled in Republican politics on the side; after a brief illness; in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Died. Luke Edward Hart, 83, Supreme Knight of the Roman Catholic Knights of Columbus since 1953, who guided the fraternal order to a $1 billion life insurance business among members, spent close to $1,000,000 a year explaining the Catholic faith; of a stroke; in New Haven, Conn.

Died. Albert Henry Diebold, 91, a founder in 1901 and president until 1941 of Sterling Drug, Inc., who began business in Wheeling, W. Va., and with brilliant marketing and an unerring eye for mergers parlayed Neuralgine, an analgesic, into a $250 million-a-year business (Novocain, Demerol, Bayer aspirin, Phillips Milk of Magnesia); in Palm Beach, Fla.

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