Today in Billboard History
Dec. 3, 1977
Just weeks after his death, Elvis Presley collects his record 80th, and last, top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit, as “My Way” rises 48-38 on its way to a No. 22 peak.
August 16, 1958/1977
The date that gave us – and took away – musical greatness. On Aug. 16, 1958, Madonna was born. (Happy 54th, Madge!) Nineteen years later, we lost the King, Elvis Presley, who was only 42.