President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty.
President George H.W. Bush, suffering from stomach flu, collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo.
For those that don't remember, Bush the first actually vomitted on the person next to him.
Seems like a history of 'trickle-down' economics to me.
And, sharing a birthday with Elvis today is...
65 - Stephen Hawking - Scientist
61 - Robby Krieger - Musician, the Doors
60 - David Bowie - Rock singer
40 - R. Kelly - R&B singer