3 Things to Know About Today - The King, Cyprus and 'The Fugitive'

Elvis Presley promotes the film “Jailhouse Rock” in this photo from 1957 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

The “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley, passed away on this day in 1977. The world bid farewell to the musician who remained one of rock music’s most well-known performers from the mid-1950s until his death, according to information posted online by Britannica.

On this day in 1960, the island of Cyprus became an independent republic. Known for it’s natural beauty and wealth of minerals, Cyprus was described by poet Leonidas Malenis as a “golden-green leaf thrown into the Sea,” according to Britannica.

The number one movie on this day in 1993 was “The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie would go on to make more than $180 million in the U.S. and received multiple Oscar nominations, including a win for Jones, who won Best Supporting Actor, according to information from Box Office Mojo.

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