Elvis Presley By kyla1210 Jan 8, 1935 Birth of Elvis Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in his small 2 bedroom. His parents were Vernon and Gladys Presley. Jan 8, 1946 First Guitar Elvis buys his first guitar on his 11th birthday from the Tupelp Harware Store. Sep 12, 1948 Moving Elvis and his family move to Memphis, Tennessee Jun 3, 1953 Graduates from High School After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis graduates from Humes High School on June 3, 1953. He performs at the school talent contest and he is first discovered. Jul 5, 1954 Fist Demo Elvis makes his first demo at the Sam Phillips' Sun studio. Jul 30, 1954 First Professional Apperance Performed at Overton Shell Park and was first seen "shaking his legs". Nov 20, 1955 Signs First Contract November 20, 1955, Elvis signs his frist contract with RCA Records. Jan 27, 1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" RCA releases Elvis's first hit single "Heartbreak Hotel". It sells over 1 million copies. Followed by his first album "Elvis Presley", which goes No. 1 on the Billboards pop album chart. Mar 8, 1956 Stopped by the Cops Elvis is stopped by the cops for speeding. Nov 15, 1956 First Movie His first movie "Love Me Tender" come out on November 15, 1956 Mar 17, 1957 Graceland In 1957, Elvis buys his world famous mansion, Graceland. It's located in Memphis, Tennessee and is 13.8 acres. It has 8 bedroooms and bathrooms and cost about $90,000. Oct 15, 1957 Christmas Album Elvis releases his christmas album, which is his fourth album for RCA Records. Oct 17, 1957 Jailhouse Rock Elvis releases this major motion picture, "Jailhouse Rock", starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Mar 24, 1958 Joins the Army In 1958, Elvis is drafted into the U.S. Army and is posted in Germany. Mar 5, 1960 New Movie Elvis leaves the army and starts filming and recording his new movie "GI Blues" for Paramount. May 1, 1967 Just Married! On May 1, 1967, Elvis gets married to Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, Nevada. Feb 1, 1968 Lisa Marie is Born Elvis and Priscilla Presley have their first daughter Lisa Marie, who was born on February 1, 1968 Dec 3, 1968 Appearence on NBC Elvis appered on NBC in 1968. This was widley known as "The '68 Comeback Special. Apr 15, 1969 More Performences From 1969 to 1976, Elvis started to perform at The International Hotel in Las Vegas twice a year for around $ 1 million dollars. Aug 10, 1970 Wardrobe In 1970, Elvisn started wearing his trademark jumpsuits on stage. Jan 14, 1973 Hawaii Elvis has his major bridcatsed concert in Hawaii that was viewed by over 1 billion people in 40 different countries. It was call, "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii- Via Satellite". Oct 9, 1973 Divorce Elvis and Priscilla Presley get a divorice on October 9, 1973 Nov 23, 1973 Hospitalized Elvis is hospitalized in Memphis, for health issues, including his addiciton for presciption drugs. Jun 26, 1977 Last Performence Elvis performs his last concert in Indianapolis. Aug 16, 1977 Death Elvis presley dies at the age of 42 in Graceland. His fiancee, Ginger Alden, found him on the bathroom floor.