Kenichi Fukui, 79, a Japanese chemist who won the Nobel...


January 11, 1998

Kenichi Fukui, 79, a Japanese chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on the principles of chemical reactions, died in Kyoto on Friday of cancerous peritonitis, family members said.

Michael Tippett, 93, a composer who became one of Britain's most important musical figures while defying both English nationalism and academic musical fashion, died Thursday in London.

Robert A. Houghton, 84, the former assistant chief in Los Angeles who led the police investigation into Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and the Manson family murders, died in Los Angeles Dec. 31.

Pub Date: 1/11/98

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