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On this day: January 8

Published On: Jan 07 2013 05:18:42 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

George Washington delivers the first State of the Union, Elvis is born, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins his first U.S. Chess Championships, and a gunman shoots Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Arizona, all on this day.

OTD January 8 - David Bowie
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1947: Rock musician and actor David Bowie, a major figure for more than four decades in the world of popular music, is born David Robert Jones in London, England. Some of Bowie's hit songs include "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Golden Years," "Let's Dance" and "China Girl." He's also appeared in movies such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Labyrinth" and "The Last Temptation of Christ."

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