Dante Gill is convicted for tax fraud and conspiracy. He is named both “Dubious Man of the Year” and “Dubious Woman of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Press. He is sentenced to 13 years in prison, but a judge reduces the sentence to 10 years when Gill agrees to close three massage parlors in 24 hours.
July 21: Dale Olson releases a statement on behalf of his client, Rock Hudson, announcing that Hudson has inoperable liver cancer. However, Dale strongly believes Hudson can bring much needed attention to the AIDS crisis and encourages his client to do so.
July 25: Thanks largely to Dale Olson‘s encouragement, Rock Hudson’s French publicist releases a statement acknowledging that Rock Hudson has AIDS. The number of donations made to AIDS research through the rest of this year more than double those donated in the entirety of 1984.