America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.
1985: While in Paris for treatment, actor Rock Hudson issues a press release announcing that he is dying of AIDS. Less than three months later he would become the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.
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