Today in Las Vegas History

Nevada Topics: Reno, NV

Historical Events

Events 1 - 34 of 34

1905-05-15 - Las Vegas Nevada founded
1946-12-26 - Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
1953-07-01 - KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955-01-23 - KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957-09-19 - 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
1957-12-29 - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1959-02-07 - Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
1965-11-11 - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
1967-05-01 - Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas
1967-09-10 - KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
1968-03-25 - KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1968-10-18 - Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
1969-07-30 - Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
1980-11-21 - Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
1980-11-21 - MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
1981-02-10 - 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1982-11-13 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
1982-11-18 - Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
1982-12-10 - Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1983-04-07 - WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
1984-02-04 - Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
1985-01-02 - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
1988-11-01 - Actor Jeff Goldblum & actress Gena Davis wed in Las Vegas
1990-09-10 - Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
1992-04-05 - Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
1992-11-09 - Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1992-11-18 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
1993-04-04 - Trish Johnson wins Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate Golf Tournament
1993-04-04 - Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna
1995-07-08 - 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
1996-04-05 - John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
1997-04-27 - Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn
1997-10-26 - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1998-02-11 - KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 23 of 23

1906-02-28 - Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1921-08-01 - Jack Kramer, Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946)
1925-06-25 - Robert Venturi, Phila, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
1935-08-15 - Abby Dalton, Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show)
1937-07-18 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
1941-09-02 - Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
1944-10-03 - Roy Horn, Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
1957-02-03 - Michele Greene, Las Vegas Nevada, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law)
1962-08-14 - Jerry Foltz, Las Vegas NV, Nike golfer (1991 Pensacola Open-2nd)
1964-07-04 - Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1965-07-10 - Scott Michael McCarron, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1995 Las Vegas-3rd)
1965-10-06 - Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)
1966-01-17 - Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
1966-03-27 - Kate Donahoo, Las Vegas NV, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1968-07-21 - Robert Anthony Gamez, Las Vegas NV, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle)
1969-01-20 - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
1969-07-10 - Marty Cordova, Las Vegas NV, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
1969-07-31 - Loren Dean, Las Vegas NV, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything)
1969-12-02 - Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
1970-04-29 - Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Nev, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994)
1970-05-12 - James Michael Furyk, West Chester PA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
1972-07-08 - Brandon Rock, Las Vegas Nevada, 800m runner
1976-01-08 - Jenny Lewis, Las Vegas Nevada, actress (Becky-Life With Lucy)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 73 of 73

1931-12-03 - Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas
1945-06-13 - "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas
1953-09-24 - Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
1954-05-28 - "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas
1957-12-29 - "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas
1958-01-29 - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas
1958-08-09 - Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada
1963-06-14 - "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
1965-08-14 - Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas
1966-07-14 - Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas
1966-07-19 - 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
Actress CharoActress Charo (1966-08-07) 1966-08-07 - Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
1967-05-01 - King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
1984-01-28 - Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
1984-12-14 - Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas
1986-06-21 - The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas
1987-11-21 - Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
1988-02-21 - Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas
1989-01-21 - "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
1989-04-29 - Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
1989-09-02 - NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
1991-07-08 - "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
1991-10-27 - "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
1991-12-12 - Actor Richard Gere (42) weds super model Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas
1993-12-26 - Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
1994-10-29 - Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas
Actor Clint EastwoodActor Clint Eastwood (1996-03-31) 1996-03-31 - Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas
1996-05-01 - Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas
1997-01-04 - "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas
1997-06-05 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
1997-07-28 - Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas
1997-09-27 - Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas
1998-11-06 - "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
1998-11-14 - Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada
2000-05-05 - Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2000-05-09 - Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
2000-06-24 - "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2000-08-23 - "7th Heaven" actor Ed Begley Jr. (51) weds actress Rachelle Carson (40) in Las Vegas
2000-09-13 - Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
2001-05-06 - Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
2001-10-22 - Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf (2001-10-22) 2001-12-31 - Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada
2002-08-10 - "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2002-09-01 - "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
2002-11-09 - Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall
2003-07-19 - "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini (33) weds actor/salsa musician Angelo Pagan (45) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas
2004-01-03 - Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada
2004-01-24 - "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2004-03-03 - University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
2004-08-15 - Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2004-10-16 - Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
2004-11-23 - "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2005-01-09 - "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
2005-06-22 - "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort
2005-06-27 - "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada
2006-04-22 - "Entourage" actor Kevin Dillon (40) weds model-actress Jane Stuart (28) in Las Vegas
Pop Star Britney SpearsPop Star Britney Spears (2004-01-03) 2006-07-17 - "Wheel of Fortune" Original host Chuck Woolery (65) weds Kim Barnes at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
2006-08-26 - "Days of our Lives" actor Billy Warlock (45) weds actress Julie Pinson in Las Vegas, Nevada
2006-12-29 - Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
2007-06-06 - Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada
2007-07-14 - Former "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (25) weds set designer Cody Herpin (30) at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
2007-10-06 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) weds Rick Salomon (39) at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas
2009-02-06 - "The L Word" actress Sarah Shahi (29) weds actor Steve Howey (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
2009-06-09 - Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2009-08-01 - Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas
2009-09-04 - Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2010-02-02 - Former glamour model Katie Price (32) weds MMA fighter and former "Hollyoaks" actor Alex Reid (34) at the chapel in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas
2010-07-11 - Former "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (42) weds "CSI: NY" actor Corey Feldman (39) in New York City
2011-05-20 - Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada
2011-09-30 - Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas
2011-10-09 - TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor (2011-12-09) 2011-12-09 - "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
2012-11-02 - BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2004-01-04 - Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

1962-09-02 - William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
1992-03-19 - Cesare Danova, actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas), dies at 66
1996-02-11 - Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
1998-09-17 - Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
2002-06-27 - John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
2009-05-01 - Danny Gans, Canadian-born Las Vegas entertainer (b. 1956)


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