On this day: January 8

POSTED: 03:18 PM PST Jan 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 07, 2015 

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 - Elvis Presley
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1935: Elvis Presley, one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, is born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Known as "The King," among his No. 1 singles were "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock," "Return to Sender" and "Suspicious Minds." Presley made his acting debut in the 1956 western "Love Me Tender" and made 31 movies overall during his career, including the likes of "Jailhouse Rock" (pictured), "King Creole" and "Viva Las Vegas." He died of a heart attack at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977.


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