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On This Day January 8

Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935. His twin brother died at birth.

Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died of a drug overdose in 1991, aged 30.

Aussie actor John Hargreaves succumbed to AIDS on this day in 1996.

Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

In 2011, two more Aussie royals were born – Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent of Denmark.

David Bowie surprised fans and critics by releasing a new single, ‘Where Are We Now?’ on his 66th birthday in 2013. It was the first single from his 24th studio album, The Next Day.

 

Today’s Birthdays

The Today Show weatherman, Steve Jacobs is 48 (1967).

David Bowie is 68 (1947).

Singer Shirley Bassey is 78 (1937).

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