On this day: January 8

POSTED: 03:18 PM PST Jan 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 07, 2016 

George Washington delivers the first State of the Union, Elvis is born, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins his first U.S. Chess Championships, and a gunman shoots Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Arizona, all on this day.

OTD January 8 - John McTiernan
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1951: Film director John McTiernan, best known for directing action films such as "Predator," "Die Hard" and "The Hunt for Red October," is born in Albany, New York. He's seen here on set with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Austin O'Brien while filming 1993's "The Last Action Hero."


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