Actor Romeo Vasquez, popular action star of the 60s was in the brink of death and almost died. He cheated death after being stabbed and was given 50-50 chance by doctors to survive. Here's that front page news report from The Manila Times. The date: October 4, 1967---
Vasquez has 50-50 chance to survive
Romeo Vasquez, screen and TV star who was stabbed late Monday night at the studio of the Channel 5, was under sedation last night at the San Juan de Dios Hospital. He was given a 50-50 chance to survive the operation early yesterday morning by Dr. Fortunato Guerrero Sr., assisted by the latter’s son, and Dr. Cenon Cruz.
Vasquez, assailant, Robert Drake, 20, movie and TV bit player, was still confined in the
The stabbing occurred at 11:25 Monday night in the studio in the presence of a large crowd attending the recording. Vasquez was talking over the phone with his wife, Amalia Fuentes, when he was attacked.
The Manila Times/
October 4, 1967