- Elvis made his first ever public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi, Alabama Dairy Show, singing 'Old Shep', Elvis was 10 years old at the time and came second.
- He was fired from his job at Loew's State Theatre during 1952 after punching a fellow usher who told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl at the concession stand.
- In 1957, Elvis was rushed to a Los Angles hospital after swallowing a porcelain cap from one of his front teeth which then lodged itself in one of his lungs.
- A sheet metal worker named Louis Balint, punched Elvis at a Hotel in Toledo claiming that his wife's love for the singer had caused his marriage to break up. Balint was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed after he was unable to pay the fine.
- In 1957, Elvis purchased the stately mansion 'Graceland' in Whitehaven, Memphis. He paid $102,500 for the property which had previously been used by the Graceland Christian Church.
- In 1958, Elvis Presley's Hound Dog, exceeded three million copies in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so ( Bing Crosby's White Christmas and Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer by Gene Autry being the other two).
- In 1988, Hound Dog was named the most played record of all time on American juke boxes.
- Elvis became the first rock 'n' roll artist to be honoured by the US Postal Service with a commemorative stamp.
- Before Elvis scored his 18th UK No.1 hit single in 2002 with a re-mix version of A Little Less Conversation, he had scored 17 UK No.1 singles, had 130 UK hit singles and spent 1168 weeks on the UK singles chart. Making him the No.1 act of all time. He had spent 79 weeks at No.1 on the US singles chart with 17 chart toppers.
- In 1997, a report showed that Elvis was the world's best selling posthumous entertainer. With world-wide sales over 1 billion, over 480 active fanclubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans still buying his records. He died owing $3 million.
- Elvis Presley was born Elvis Aaron Presley on 8 January 1935.
- In 1956, Elvis made chart history by having 10 songs on Billboards Top 100 for week ending December 19th.
- In 1956, while travelling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.
- On 16 August 1977, Elvis was found dead lying on the floor of his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden. He had been seated on the toilet reading The Scientific Search For Jesus. He died of heart failure at the age of 42.
- On the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death over 30,000 fans descended on Memphis, Tennessee for a 10 minute mourning circuit, circling his grave. A poll found that almost a third of the fans were keeping an eye out for him in the crowd.
- Elvis Presley's first guitar, a Martin D18 which he used on his early Sun records recordings was auctioned in 1991, selling for $180,000.
- In 1999, a charity auction selling Elvis' belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, his wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000 and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.