Walter Diemer, inventor
January 8, 1904 – January 9, 1998
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
The story of how Walter Diemer, the young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy, invented bubble gum in 1928.
Visit Meghan McCarthy’s website to see the Gum Art photos she’s collected and about the artists that create these unique sculptures.
Elvis Presley, musician Jan. 8, 1935- Aug. 16, 1977
Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
on! The King lives on. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis moved to
Memphis as a teen and began recording after high school. Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Love Me Tender were just a few of his hits.
Have you been to Graceland? Learn about tours to Elvis’ home and other Elvis news at Elvis.com.