A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1955: RCA Victor pays $40,000 to Sun Records and Sam Philips for the rights to Elvis Presley. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel," released in January 1956, was a No. 1 hit.
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