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 - Graham Chapman
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1941: Comedian and actor Graham Chapman, best known as one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python, is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He's seen here in a group photo with the rest of the Monty Python group, in the back left with a pipe in his mouth. Chapman, who played the lead roles in the Monty Python films "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian", died of cancer at age 48 on Oct. 4, 1989.


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