today in Elvis history
August 16, 1956
Elvis left Memphis on an American Airlines flight for Los Angeles where he reported to 20th Century Fox for preproduction meetings for his first film.
August 16, 1958
Elvis attended the funeral of Red West's father. He was overcome with emotions and later in the afternoon he visited his mother's grave.
August 16, 1960
Principal photography began at Conejo Movie Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.
August 16, 1965
Elvis received a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party in Los Angeles on the 24th, to meet the Beatles.
August 16, 1975
Noon rehearsals were held each day for three days in preparation for the Vegas opening.
August 16, 1977
Elvis was found in his bathroom and rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital. There he was pronounced dead.