Contrary to what certain people are saying about this being Elvis' birthday . . .'fraid not.
It was August 16, 1977 that Elvis Presley, dubbed The King of Rock n' Roll died at the age of 42.
Here is a clip from CBS Hourly News (9:00 pm PDT) on August 16, 1977.
Just to keep the record straight in case you were planning on sending a card.