Elvis Presley was born in Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Presley was a twin, but his twin was stillborn. When Presley was 19 years old, he signed a record deal with Sun Records and within two years, Presley was known all over the world. He was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, starred in 33 films, and is recognized as one of the most important figures of twentieth-century popular culture. His life came to an end on August 16, 1977, due to heart failure. People from all over the world grieved his death. His funeral was held on August 18, 1977.
Elvis lived and died at Graceland. He bought Graceland for $102,500 on March 25, 1957. A couple referred to as Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore built Graceland in 1939. It was named Graceland after Mrs. Moore’s aunt, the original landowner. Graceland was named to the American National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Today, over 600,000 visitors come to visit the home of the King every year to pay their respects to their cherished performer.