Aloha From Hawaii (January 14, 1973)
Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with his Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii concert television special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Honolulu. At 12:30 a.m Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietmam and other countries. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately thirty European countries shortly after. The concert did not air in America until April 4th, when an edited version of the performance, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. In all, it was seen in about forty countries by 1 to 1.5 billion people.