Cover of Elvis Presley
1977:Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, is pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Although most people agree that the King died on this day at age 42, some loyal fans claim to have spotted him across the country over the years.
1829: Eighteen-year-old conjoined twins Chang and Eng arrive in Boston, having agreed to take part in a world-tour exhibition. Although ethnically Chinese, Chang and Eng were raised in Siam (now Thailand), the inspiration for the term "Siamese twins." Chang and Eng will become U.S. citizens and settle as successful businessmen in North Carolina, where they will marry two sisters and have a total of 10 children.
1962: After more than two years drumming for the Beatles, Pete Best is let go from the band by manager Brian Epstein, who simply tells him, "The lads don't want you in the group anymore." Best's replacement, Ringo Starr, will be the Fab Four's drummer during their rise to superstardom.