October 5, 1997 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 1997

 

DEATHS

Roy Lichtenstein, the artist whose classic paintings of comic strips were a defining factor in the Pop art movement that exploded in the 1960s, died Monday at New York University Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized for several weeks. He was 73.

Murray Burnett, the unsung author of the play on which one of America’s iconic movies, “Casablanca,” was based, died Tuesday in his apartment in Manhattan at age 86.

Marvin Rothenberg, a director who staged some of the most memorable television moments of the 1950s and ‘60s - all during commercial breaks - died Thursday, Sept. 25, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 79.

DECISIONS

The Senate gave final approval to the first congressional pay raise in five years Wednesday, boosting the base salaries of federal lawmakers with a $3,100 cost-of-living increase.

THIS WEEK

Friday: Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo, Norway.

The National Association of Radiation Survivors and the National Committee for Radiation Victims hold a three-day forum in St. Louis, Mo., to discuss radiation doses to children in the 1950s.

, DataTimes


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