Priscilla Presley Remembers Elvis On What Would Have Been His 89th Birthday

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Elvis Presley Would Have Celebrated His 89th Birthday On January 8, 2024

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died just 42 years later, after becoming a global superstar.


A tribute photo recognizing Elvis Presley and his birthday
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Today, Elvis’ legacy lives on through his music, movies, and his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Graceland celebrated what would have been his 89th birthday on January 8, 2024.

Per usual, Graceland had an elaborate cake made for the occasion. The multi-layered cake featured gold, orange, and teal decorations, including a guitar, a microphone, and a miniature “Sun Records” vinyl.

Graceland shared a picture of the cake on its social media pages, and wrote, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS!” in the caption.

This Marks Elvis’ First Birthday Since His Daughter, Lisa Marie, Passed Away In 2023

Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, attended his birthday celebration at Graceland in 2023. It was one of her final public appearances.

Lisa Marie died just four days later, on January 12, 2023, at the age of 54.

Following her death, Lisa Marie was laid to rest in Graceland’s Mediation Garden. Elvis, his parents, his grandmother, and Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin Keough are also buried at the estate.

Fans noted how celebrating Elvis’ birthday was different this year without Lisa Marie.

Priscilla Presley Pays Tribute To Elvis On His 89th Birthday

Elvis’ ex-wife and Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, paused to remember him on what would have been his 89th birthday. She shared a short, but sweet tribute on social media, writing:

Elvis would have been 89 today. While he isn’t here with us today, his legacy lives on. Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Thousands of fans “liked” Priscilla’s tribute post, and many left comments as well. Some being:

“Happy birthday Elvis Presley. He will always be a king for us, everyone who loves rock, knows who started it all.”

“Bless him. Truly amazing talented man angel birthday wishes.”

“Happy Birthday king, my idol.”

“He is too well loved to ever be forgotten.”

“Never forgotten. Happy birthday Elvis.”


As proof of Elvis’ lasting legacy, tons of fans gathered at Graceland to celebrate him this year. Head below to watch a video showcasing parts of the birthday celebration.