A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, all on this day.
1979: Actor Jack Soo, best known for his role as Detective Nick Yemana on the television sitcom "Barney Miller," dies of esophageal cancer at age 61 in Los Angeles, California. Soo also appeared in movies such as "The Green Berets" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
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