On this day: January 8

Published On: Jan 07 2013 05:18:42 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2016 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 - Soupy Sales
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1926: Comedian Soupy Sales, best known for his local and network children's television show, "Lunch with Soupy Sales," is born Milton Supman in Franklinton, North Carolina. He died of cancer at age 83 on Oct. 22, 2009.

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