Today’s trivia is in honor of Senior Clerk, Pat Till, who is celebrating 40 years at the Davenport Public Library (and loves Elvis)! Congratulations, Pat!
- Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8th, 1935, and would be 78 today. Although born in Tupelo, Mississippi, he moved to Memphis at the age of 13.
- Elvis had an identical twin brother who was tragically stillborn–his name was Jesse Garon Presley.
- Elvis’ middle name was originally spelled “Aron,” possibly to mirror his twin brother’s, but had it changed later in life.
- Elvis and Priscilla’s daughter, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968–nine months (to the day!) after their marriage on May 1, 1967.
- Among other unusual pets, Elvis had a pet chimpanzee named Scatter. Scatter apparently had a fondness for womanizing and being generally mischievous.
- Kurt Russell made his film debut at the age of 10 in the movie “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” where he kicked Elvis’ shin!