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In the house that Vernon had built with the help of his father and brother, Gladys, attended by Dr. William R. Hunt, gave birth to twin boys. The first, Jesse Garon, was delivered stillborn at 4.00 a.m. and would be buried the nest day in an unmarked grave in the Priceville Cemetery, near Tupelo. The second, named Elvis Aron Presley, was born at 4.35 a.m.
On his 11th birthday Elvis got a guitar from his parents instead of the bicycle he wanted.
Vernon gave Elvis a paperback book of cartoons by George Price with the inscription: "May your birthday be sprinkled through 'n through with joy and love and good times too, Daddy". Elvis brought this book with him to Germany, but it was left behind in his rented house at 14 Goethestrasse.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis was introduced as the "Memphis Flash" and described to the radio audience by announcer Frank Page as wearing crocodile-skin shoes with pink socks. He performed That's All Right, Hearts Of Stone, Blue Moon Of Kentucky and Fool Fool Fool.
Elvis and Red flew back to Memphis, where they arrived in the early morning. Elvis was asleep when the Colonel telephoned to wish him a happy birthday.
Elvis celebrated his birthday at home with his parents. While he was home Elvis stopped by to see Dixie Locke, who was recently married.
Elvis was photographed on the stairs inside Graceland, with a March of Dimes poster girl. She was waiting for more than 2 hours before the picture was taken.
Elvis celebrated his birthday in Germany.
Elvis was interviewed by Dick Clark on this birthday for American Bandstand. Elvis spoke about his upcoming recording session, his appearance on the Frank Sinatra television show and his new Paramount picture, titled G.I. Blues. Later in the evening Elvis celebrated at a local recreation center with about 200 guests, including Priscilla. Joe Esposito and the group gave Elvis a trophy with the inscription: " Elvis Presley. Most Valuable Player. Bad Nauheim Sunday Afternoon Football Association, 1959."
Elvis celebrated his 27th birthday at the Sahara in Las Vegas.
Elvis celebrated his 29th birthday quietly at home.
Elvis celebrated his 30th birthday quietly at home, thought some newspapers printed the news of his 30th birthday like it was the end of an era. Only 2 months later Elvis declared in an interview: "I can never forget the longing to be someone. I guess if you are poor you always think bigger and want more than those who have everything."
Elvis celebrated his 31st birthday by attending It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World at the Memphian. He would continue to watch films almost every night while he was at home. Elvis received a telegram from RCA, declaring: "Your understanding and cooperation made 1965 the biggest of all the ten years you have been with us", what seemed more a statement of hope than of history.
Elvis spent his birthday at Graceland where the Jordanaires with Gordon Stoker paid him a visit.
Elvis celebrated his 33th birthday at Graceland, attending the movies at the Memphian later in the evening.
Elvis celebrated his 34th birthday at Graceland.
Elvis had a police radio installed in his Mercedes and he bought an array of police equipment, including revolving blue lights, shoulder holsters, chemical weapons and handcuffs. Over the next few days he would purchase a number of Smith & Wesson pistols as well as additional police equipment.
Joyce Bova came to Memphis for Elvis' birthday.
Elvis celebrated his 40th birthday at Graceland. According to the press "in self-imposed seclusion", true or not, Elvis' uncle Vester hadn't seen his nephew since Christmas.
Elvis spent the evening of his birthday in a rental home on the slopes of Vail with Jerry Schilling and Myrna Smith.
There was a great deal of tension on this vacation, mostly due to Elvis changes of mood and Elvis was not feeling very well this evening until Myrna revealed that she had not seen one of his favorite recent films, Across 110th Street. Elvis recited every line of dialogue from the picture.