On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Article: The Tragic and Fatal Secret of Rock Hudson

Historical Events

  • A Mayor Richard Caliguiri led coalition of public and private groups committed to keeping the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates in town for at least 5 years reach agreement to buy the baseball team for $22 million
  • Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
  • Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues

Famous Deaths

  • George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), dies of leukaemia at 58
  • Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), dies of AIDS-related complications at 59
  • Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69