Elvis gets his first guitar.
US sends $15 million in military to aid France in Indochina Wars.
Elvis makes first recordings at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis' first singles are released by Sun. He begins to shake his hips during concerts.
Elvis' TV debut on "Louisiana Hayride," signed to RCA late in the year.
Ngo Dinh Diem declares the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) independent.
Elvis tops charts with "Heartbreak Hotel." Stars in Love Me Tender.
French leave Vietnam.
Elvis buys Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
Communist insurgency into South Vietnam begins.
Elvis drafted into US Army.
Elvis is discharged from the Army and appears in GI Blues.
Elvis performs at Pearl Harbor to raise money for the USS Arizona memorial.
Kennedy sends Green Berets into Vietnam.
Priscilla Beaulieu moves to Graceland
President Diem of South Vietnam overthown and assassinated.
Elvis meets Beatles.
Operation Rolling Thunder begins. US troop level: 62,500 and rising.
Elvis marries Priscilla Beaulieu.
Troop level: 463,000.
Lisa Marie Presley born. Elvis stars in Las Vegas Comeback TV special.
Elvis appears in his last film, Change of Habit. His four-week engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas is wildly successful.
Nixon begins bombing Cambodia, Vietnamization announced. Troop level peaks at 543,400.
Elvis named "One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation" by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees).
South Vietnam and the US invade Laos to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail.
Elvis & Priscilla divorce.
Christmas bombing of North Vietnam. Troop level down to 69,000.
Elvis hospitalized in Memphis for pnuemonia, pleurisy, an enlarged colon and hepetitis.
Elvis takes his first flight on his jet Lisa Marie.
Saigon falls to North Vietnam.
Elvis dies on August 16.