1909 – Born on June 26th in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Elvis Presley’s manager.
1927 – Entered the United States from the Netherlands illegally when he was 18, always claimed his name was Thomas Andrew Parker and he was a West Virginia native.
1948 – Dubbed a colonel by Gov. Jimmy Davis of Louisiana.
1956 – Became Elvis Presley’s manager, shortly after having managed to sell his Sun Records contract to RCA for a then unheard $35,000.
1997 – Died on January 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada.