In routine X rays, doctors found a lump on Walt's lung about the size of a walnut. Surgery was scheduled for November 11, 1966. The following morning, after the operation, the surgeons delivered very bad news: The doctors had removed Walt’s left lung. “Well, it was just as I suspected,” the surgeon told the family. “The tumor had metastasized; I give him six months to two years.”

Timeline Date:  Friday, November 11, 1966 Timeline Period:  1960-1970 Timeline Display Date:  November 11, 1966