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U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first report of the Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.

U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry knew his report was a bombshell. He intentionally chose to release it on January 11, 1964, a Saturday, so as to
limit its immediate effects on the stock market. It was on this date that, on
behalf of the U.S. Government, Terry announced a definitive link between
smoking and cancer.

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Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (Robert Wallace Foster Jr.)  
(July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019)

Breaking Bad and Jackie Brown star Robert Forster has died aged

The Oscar-nominated veteran actor died from brain cancer – the
day his new film, the Breaking Bad movie El Camino was released.

Forster was born in Rochester, New York, and began training to
become an actor at the University of Rochester, where he was as
a law student.

He would earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and took starring roles
in the student drama productions.

Forster landed a role on Broadway before appearing Reflections
In A Golden Eye by John Huston, which would spark his long

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Robert  Forster and Carla Gugino in the crime drama TV series Karen
Sisco, debuted on October 1, 2003 on ABC and was canceled after
seven  episodes.

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Diahann Carroll
(Carol Diahann Johnson)
(July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)

Carroll was diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1997. She said the diagnosis
"stunned" her because there was no family history of breast cancer and
she had always had a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of
radiation therapy, and was clear since. She died today in Los Angeles.

Her 1968 debut in Julia (NBC) the first series on
American television to
star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in
her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-
race diva in the
primetime soap opera Dynasty.

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Julia, original release from September 17, 1968 – March 23, 1971

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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