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Milestones: Dec. 21, 1970

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Married. Nancy Sinatra, 30, kittenish pop singer (These Boots Are Made for Walking); and Hugh Lambert, 40, TV choreographer; both for the second time; in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Cathedral City, Calif. The wedding was held on Papa Frank’s birthday, explained Nancy, “since Daddy likes to give things away on his birthday.”

Died. Major General Artem I. Mikoyan, 65, co-designer of the Russian MIG fighter planes and brother of long-time Politburo Member Anastas I. Mikoyan; in Moscow. MIGs take their name from the surnames of Mikoyan and Mikhail I. Gurevich, who in 1940 built the MIG-3, which became the backbone of the Soviet high-altitude fighter force. Their MIG-15 became the Communist mainstay in the Korean War, while the supersonic MIG-21 is presently the first-line fighter for most Communist and many Arab air forces. Over the years, Western airmen have given the MIGs generally high marks, though the planes have almost invariably come off losers in actual combat.

Died. General Thomas S. Power, 65, retired Air Force commander who as boss of the Strategic Air Command from 1957 to 1964 provided the nuclear deterrent for three Presidents; of a heart attack; in Palm Springs, Calif. Power was not a temporizer: he believed that war, once started, could only be halted by crushing force. He led the March 1945 fire-bomb raid on Tokyo that killed 84,000 Japanese, was a planner of the A-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and fashioned the peacetime SAC into the most devastating instrument of destruction ever known.

Died. Henry Varnum Poor, 82, muralist, ceramist, painter, architect and art teacher; of a heart attack; in New City, N.Y. Known first for his pottery, Poor in the mid-1930s took his brush to Washington, D.C., where he executed twelve panels for the Department of Justice building and a heroic mural entitled Conservation of American Wildlife for the Department of the Interior building. Before long he had developed such a following that in 1939, when Pennsylvania State College commissioned him to paint a 275-sq.-ft. fresco of Abraham Lincoln signing the Morrill Act, the contract stipulated that the public be allowed to watch him work.

Died. Rube Goldberg, 87, the most imaginative inventor since Leonardo (see THE PRESS).

Died. Harrison Cady, 93, painter and illustrator, best known for Peter Rabbit, Lightfoot the Deer, Reddy Fox, Jimmy Skunk and the rest of the menagerie in Thornton Burgess’s children’s books; in Manhattan.

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