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Elvis Presley

22-year-old Frankie Baker shoots her lover, Allen Britt [aka Albert Britt] in an apartment at 212 Targee Street, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for cheating on her with another woman, Nellie Bly [aka Alice Pryor]. Britt will die four days later and the incident will become the basis of the song Frankie And Johnny, which has been recorded in over 250 versions by artists including Jimmie Rodgers (The Singing Brakeman), Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt, Charlie Patton, Taj Mahal, Sam Cooke, Lena Horne, Lonnie Donegan, Bob Dylan, Brook Benton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Fats Waller, Van Morrison, Brook Benton, Lindsay Lohan, Jack Johnson and Stevie Wonder.
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, an inspiration to Elvis Presley among others, is born in Forest, Mississippi, USA.
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Elvis Presley plays on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, at the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Elvis Presley turns twenty, appears on the Louisiana Hayride radio show in Shreveport, Louisiana, and releases his third single, Milk Cow Blues Boogie, on Sun Records in the USA.
On a bill that also includes George Jones, Elvis Presley plays in The Louisiana Hayride tv show in the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend June Juanico fly from Memphis, Tennessee, to Houston, Texas, to purchase a Cadillac Eldorado, at a cost of $10,000.
Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Don't by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a sixteen-week run.
Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee reads a tribute to Elvis Presley into the US Congressional Record, noting his public spiritedness in serving as a soldier in the Army.
In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, naturally blue-eyed Elvis Presley is fitted for brown contact lenses for his role as Pacer Burton, the half-Caucasion, half-Native American character he is to portray in the film Flaming Star. [In the event, he will not wear the lenses in the film].
Elvis Presley flies from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to begin filming his next movie, Wild InThe Country.
Elvis Presley comes to the end of filming his movie Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a 27-week run.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
The Top Five singles on the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this date are :



1. WALK RIGHT BACK - THE EVERLY BROTHERS

2. Surrender - Elvis Presley

3. Are You Sure - The Allisons

4. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis

5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley reaches No1 on the Billboard Hot 100 albums chart in the USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows:
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)
  2. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
  3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee And The Starliters (Roulette)
  4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  5. Run To Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
  6. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)
  7. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)
  8. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)
  9. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
  10. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)
Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley is the new No1 single in Australia.
Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top selling singles in the USA. On the same day, it reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley has an eleventh day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley releases a new EP, Kid Galahad, in the USA on RCA Records.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the fourth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the ninth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At TheWorld's Fair.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Return To Sender by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No61.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming scenes for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
One Broken Heart For Sale by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11 during a seven-week run.
Elvis Presley is recording tracks in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in Italy, Europe.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Do The Clam, in the USA in RCA Records.
Elvis Presley's eighteenth movie, the comedy-western Tickle Me, has its official premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
When Elvis Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, attends a preview screening of the next Presley movie, Harum Scarum, he is horrified by how banal and incoherent the movie is.
Elvis Presley completes the recording of tracks for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
I'm Yours by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11 during a seven-week run.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
I'm Yours by Elvis Presley peaks at No11 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles CXhart in the USA.
Bill Black, Elvis Presley's original bass player, dies in the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, of a brain tumour.
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Elvis Presley records his version of the Bob Dylan song Tomorrow Is A Long Time, in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Indescribably Blue / Fools Fall In Love, on RCA Records in the USA.
The compilation LP Elvis' Gold Records Vol 4 by Elvis Presley is released by RCA in the USA.
Elvis Presley records Kentucky Rain at American Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3 during an eleven-week run.
Elvis Presley records Moody Blue in the Jungle Room at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
One of Elvis Presley's teeth begins a brief tour of dental surgeries in the UK to promote awareness of mouth cancer.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, Hot Tuna play at Elvis Presley's Graceland Soundstage, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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