Ben Hibbs, who is generally credited with revitalizing The Saturday Evening Post, starting in 1942, and who went on to edit it through the prosperous post-war years and into the 1960s, died at age 73 on this day (March 29) in 1975. Before the Post, Hibbs was editor in chief of The Country Gentleman magazine, and post-Post he was an editor at The Reader's Digest. He also had a long journalistic association with fellow Kansan Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In an interview at the time of his retirement, Hibbs told The New York Times, "Magazine editing today is a team job. A magazine no longer reflects some strong individualist like George Horace Lorimer or Edward Bok. The day of the one-man show is gone forever."