At 12.30 am Elvis wrote history with the first world-wide telecasted concert ever. Millions of people in over 40 countries saw Elvis' live concert from Hawaii.
The total earnings of the concert, being$ 75,000 were donated to the Kui Lee Cancer Fund. The original estimate had only been $ 25,000.
The telecast, Aloha from Hawaii, would be watched by more than 1 billion people, worldwide.
The show was the most expensive entertainment special, up to that time, with costs of $ 2,5 million.
Following the show, as soon as the audience had left the building, Elvis recorded 5 songs on stage, to be included in the American version of the special. The special would be aired in the U.S.A. on April 4, 1973.
At the end of the show, Elvis removed this cape and hurled it into the audience. It was caught by Mr. Bruce Sprinks, a reporter of the Honolulu Advisor. The cape is now on display at Graceland.