Name: Elvis Presley
Born: January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi
Siblings: A twin brother that was stillborn named Jesse Garon Presley
Parents: Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley
High School: Humes High School
First record for Sun Studios: "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" on
September 25, 1954.
Elvis made his first network TV appearance: "Stage Show" hosted by the Dorsey brothers on July 5, 1954.
Elvis, Scotty Moore and Bill Black (the Blue Moon Boys) sang "That's all Right(mama)."
Elvis' first commercial record release: July 19, 1954 "That's all right(Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".
Elvis' first Screen Test: April 1, 1956 Paramount Studios. A scene from "The Rainmaker".
His first film: "Love me Tender" August 23, 1956.
He signed the movie contract with Paramount Pictures: April 6, 1956.
Elvis purchased Graceland: March 1957.
His first record for RCA: "I Got a Woman" on January 27, 1956. However it was not the first to be released.
His first record to hit #1 on the charts: "Heartbreak Hotel," which was also his first to actually be released by RCA
Inducted into the Army: March 24, 1958
The famous haircut: March 25, 58
Spouse: Priscilla Beaulieu whom he married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967
Children : Lisa Marie Presley born February 1, 1968
The day he was found dead by Ginger Alden: August 16, 1977
Graceland opened to the public: June 7, 1982
The following are just a few of the most controversial subjects and may or may not be facts.
1. The spelling of his middle name. The birth certificate is smudged and its never been sure if it's Aaron or Aron.
2. When Elvis was only 10, he entered The Mississippi-Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show. There he performed one of his favorite songs, "Old Shep," a tear-jerker about a boy and his dog. Not able to reach the microphone, he had to stand on a chair and sing to the audience unaccompanied.
Still, he won second place, $5.00 and was able to ride on the rides for free.
3. For Elvis's 11th. birthday his parents bought him his first guitar for $7.75. He had wanted a bicycle but the
guitar was all they could afford.