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 - John McTiernan
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1951: Film director John McTiernan, best known for directing action films such as "Predator," "Die Hard" and "The Hunt for Red October," is born in Albany, N.Y. He's seen here on set with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Austin O'Brien while filming 1993's "The Last Action Hero."

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