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.
1958: Bobby Fisher, at the age of 14, wins the United States Chess Championship for the first time. Fischer, seen here in at left 1960, would play in a total of eight U.S. Chess Championships, each held in New York City, winning every one.
Warner Bros. Television
U.S. Army Signal Corps
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