On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1985

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
  • Detroit 1st baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #40 in Tigers' 4-2 win over Toronto Blue Jays; first to record 40 x HRs in a MLB season in both Leagues
  • Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)

Famous Deaths

  • George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), dies of leukaemia at 58

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), dies of AIDS-related complications at 59

  • Sidney Clute, American actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
1985 Highlights

About October 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra