Elvis & The Babe Both Left Us on This Day in History
August 16th is the death anniversary of two of pop culture’s biggest icons. From the world of sports, George Herman Ruth, a.k.a. “Babe” Ruth passed away on this day in 1948 at the age of 53. Ruth introduced the power game to baseball, hitting 714 home runs in his 22-year career. As a member of the New York Yankees, he won ten World Series titles. What most people don’t know is that Ruth was a 20-game winning pitcher early in his career as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
August 16th of 1977 was the day we lost the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis Presley. He was 42 when he died. Elvis took the musical world by storm in the 1950’s and continued to crank out hits to the very end. Thousands of fans make an annual pilgrimage to Graceland, his home in Memphis, Tennessee every year to remember him.
Both the Babe and Elvis were larger than life during their short time on this earth. Neither will soon be forgotten.