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Two of the world's most famous musicians were born on this day in history.

In today's nostalgic trip down memory lane we focus on birthdays, with two of the greatest musicians of all time born on this day, January 8.

Can you guess who's birthday it is today? Picture from elvis.

Can you guess who's birthday it is today? Picture from elvis.com

  • Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
  • David Bowie (1947-2016)
  • The King of Rock and Roll was born in Mississippi in 1935. He went on to become the biggest cultural icon of the 20th century.

    Meanwhile, David Bowie, was born as David Robert Jones in London on this day in 1947.

    He was one of music's most beloved figures until he died of cancer in 2016, causing emtional shockwaves around the world. 

    Who was better? What are your favourite memories from these birthday boys? Share a link or comment below. 

    Other notable birthdays on this date include:

  • Richard Nixon (1913-1994)
  • Stephen Hawking (76 today)
  • Bob Denver (1935-2005)
  • Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (35 today)
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