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 - Robby Krieger
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1946: Musician Robby Krieger, best known as the guitarist for the rock band The Doors, is born in Los Angeles. Krieger wrote some of The Doors' best known songs, including "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," "Touch Me" and "Love Her Madly."

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