Brace yourself for the week ahead by taking a look back at six things that happened during this week throughout history.
August 16, 1954: The first issue of Sports Illustrated is released. The cover featured Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves at the plate. (The magazine’s more important first issue, the Swimsuit Issue, was released on January 20, 1964.)
August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies at 42. One of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, the King is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He left the proverbial building after taking many, many prescription drugs.
August 19, 1946: Bill Clinton is born. Crazy, right? Bill celebrated his 52nd birthday two days after admitting to his affair with Lewinsky. We wonder what Hillary got him for the special day.
August 20, 1938: Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd grand slam, an MLB record. The record stood for 75 years, until it was broken in 2013 by Alex Rodriguez (if you think that counts).
August 21, 1959: President Eisenhower signs an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state of the union. In other words, we said Aloha to Hawaii. Aloha in the “hello” sense, not the “goodbye” sense.