Las Vegas in History

Nevada: Reno, NV

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

1912-07-04 Jack Johnson beats "Fireman" Jim Flynn by disqualification in 9 in Las Vegas to retain world heavyweight boxing title

  • 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, Nevada (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957-09-19 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

Boxing Title Fight

1965-11-22 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

  • 1966-08-15 Puerto Rican champion José Torres beats American Eddie Cotton on points in Las Vegas to retain the WBC/WBA light-heavyweight boxing title
  • 1967-09-10 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

1967-12-31 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the Caesar's Palace Fountain, Las Vegas, breaking his pelvis, femur, wrist, hip and both ankles

  • 1968-03-25 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-10-18 Circus Circus hotel opens in Las Vegas, largest permanent big top in the world
  • 1973-02-14 Muhammad Ali beats British heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in 12 rounds at Las Vegas Convention Centre

Boxing Title Fight

1976-01-24 Former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; Foreman knocked down twice in 4th; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year

Sports History

1978-01-21 Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán becomes undisputed world lightweight champion with a 12th-round TKO of Esteban De Jesus at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; defends his WBA title for 12th time, also takes De Jesus’ WBC title

Boxing Title Fight

1980-03-31 Almost concurrent heavyweight boxing championship fights: Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for WBC title in Las Vegas, NV whilst Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for WBA belt in Knoxville, TN

  • 1980-10-02 38 year old Muhammad Ali comes out of 2-year retirement to challenge undefeated world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Ali pounded unmercifully for 10 rounds before corner throws in towel
  • 1980-11-21 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • 1981-02-10 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton

Sports History

1981-05-23 Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez (22) becomes the youngest 3-division world champion in history by knocking out WBC World Super Welterweight champion Maurice Hope in 12 rounds in Las Vegas

Sports History

1981-10-17 Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann

  • 1981-11-14 In the first world championship fight between 2 Puerto Ricans in boxing history, WBC Super Welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez beats Carlos Santos in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1982-01-30 WBC super welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez of Puerto Rico defeats boxing legend Roberto Durán of Panama in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1982-09-25 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
  • 1982-11-13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • 1982-11-18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

Boxing Title Fight

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
  • 1983-05-20 American heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes beats countryman Tim Witherspoon by split decision to retain his WBC title at the Dunes Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
  • 1983-11-10 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion
  • 1984-01-04 Adrian Dantley ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record for most free throws made in a game by converting 28 of 29 free throws in Utah's 116-111 win over Houston at Las Vegas
  • 1984-02-04 Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
  • 1984-06-15 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out
  • 1985-01-02 Nevada Las Vegas basketball gives coach Jerry Tarkanian his 600th career victory with a 142-140 win over Utah State in triple overtime; total of 282 points breaks NCAA men's record of 275 set in 1976

Boxing Title Fight

1986-11-22 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title

  • 1987-08-01 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 rounds in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas; first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF simultaneously
  • 1990-09-10 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1992-11-09 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)

Boxing Title Fight

1992-11-13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

  • 1992-11-18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM

WrestleMania

1993-04-04 WrestleMania IX, Caesar's Palace, LV, NV: Yokozuna beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title

  • 1994-01-29 Frankie Randall beats Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez by split decision to win WBC super lightweight title at MGM Grand, Las Vegas; Chavez's 1st knockdown of career in 11th and 1st loss in 91 pro fights
  • 1995-04-22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas
  • 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

Music History

1996-09-07 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Boxing Title Fight

1996-11-09 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times

Historic Event

1998-02-11 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

  • 1998-03-01 Mark Martin drives his Ford Taurus to victory in the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Martin finishes 1.6 seconds ahead of teammate Jeff Burton
  • 2000-11-25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Las Vegas, Nevada: Lindsay Davenport beats Conchita Martínez of Spain 6-1, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and record extending 17th title
  • 2003-03-01 World light heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. wins a unanimous decision against champion John Ruiz to capture the WBA heavyweight crown in Las Vegas
  • 2004-11-27 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring's 'Fight of the Year'
  • 2005-08-05 NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team

NBA All-Star Game

2007-02-18 56th NBA All-Star Game, Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, NV: West beats East, 153-132; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

  • 2015-01-17 American boxer Deontay Wilder wins the WBC heavyweight championship by unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Wilder first American to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007

Music History

2015-05-21 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

  • 2015-10-13 First Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sports History

2015-12-13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas

  • 2015-12-15 Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2016-06-22 NHL owners meeting unanimously approves the Las Vegas expansion bid to start play in the 2017-18 season.

Election of Interest

2016-10-19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas

  • 2016-11-22 'Vegas Golden Knights' is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team's name

Sports History

2017-08-27 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas

  • 2017-10-01 Stephen Paddock shoots dead 58 people, injuring 489, at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in American history

Music History

2017-12-20 Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre

  • 2018-06-07 Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history

Sports History

2018-09-15 Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) loses his first pro fight in record 20th title defence as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas

  • 2018-10-06 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation

Sports History

2018-11-23 Phil Mickelson claims $9m winner-takes-all prize in dramatic matchplay golf duel with Tiger Woods, finishing under floodlights in Las Vegas; match goes to 22nd hole before Mickelson sinks 4-foot putt for rich victory

  • 2019-01-09 Car manufacture Hyundai unveils a model of a proposed walking car, for first responders, in Las Vegas
  • 2019-05-04 Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies a trio of middleweight world titles in a close, unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
  • 2019-07-06 Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1, 1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Birthdays

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel (1906-1947)

1906-02-28 American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, born in Brooklyn, New York

Jack KramerJack Kramer (1921-2009)

1921-08-01 American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1923-10-15 Italo Calvino, Italian author (If on a Winter's Night a Traveler), born in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba (d. 1985)
  • 1925-06-25 Robert Venturi, American architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sheldon AdelsonSheldon Adelson (1933-2021)

1933-08-04 American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands casino company) and major political donor to the GOP and Israel, born in Boston, Massachusetts [1]

  • 1935-08-15 Abby Dalton, American actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • 1938-05-19 James Bilbray, American lawyer and politician (Rep-D-Nevada 1987-95), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1938-11-12 Mort Shuman, American singer, and songwriter, with Doc Pomus ("Viva Las Vegas"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in New York City (d. 1991)
  • 1944-10-03 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy), born in Nordenham, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1957-02-03 Michele Greene, American actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1960-08-02 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid; The Jesus Lizard), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1962-08-14 Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1964-07-04 Mark Allen Slaughter, American guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1965-07-10 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965-10-06 Jim "Razor" Sharp, American rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988), Kermit, Texas
  • 1966-01-17 Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England
  • 1966-03-27 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1968-10-12 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1969-07-31 Loren Dean, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Andre AgassiAndre Agassi (52 years old)

1970-04-29 American tennis player (Olympic gold 1996, 8 Grand Slam titles), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1970-05-12 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003; 17 PGA Tour titles; first to shoot 58 2016), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-07-23 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1972-01-31 Marvin Coleman, American basketball player (Calgary Stampeders), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1972-07-08 Brandon Rock, American 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1973-05-22 Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • 1973-12-23 Tony Graziani, American football quarterback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1974-05-25 Frank Klepacki, American video game composer (Command & Conquer: Red Alert), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1976-01-08 Jenny Lewis, American actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1976-02-15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American drummer (The Killers), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1978-11-06 Scott Piercy, American golfer (US Open 2016 runner-up), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1979-05-24 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1980-07-10 Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (American Pie, Rookie of the Year), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1982-01-31 Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Kyle BuschKyle Busch (37 years old)

1985-05-02 American Auto Racer, (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2015), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1987-12-28 Thomas Dekker, American actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1988-01-14 Mikalah Gordon, American pop singer, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1992-10-16 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Weddings

Clara Bow

1931-12-03 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

William Holden

1941-07-12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) 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

Rita Hayworth

1953-09-24 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955

Kirk Douglas

1954-05-28 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

Patti Page

1956-12-28 Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1957-12-29 American singing duo Steve Lawrence (22) and Eydie Gormé (29) wed at the home of casino owner Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Wedding of Interest

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

Robert Redford

1958-08-09 Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada

Willie Nelson

1963-01-12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas; divorce in 1971

Francis Ford Coppola

1963-02-02 Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Betty White

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

Jane Fonda

1965-08-14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Brigitte Bardot

1966-07-14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra

1966-07-19 American saloon singer Frank Sinatra (50) marries American actress Mia Farrow (21) at the Las Vegas, Nevada home of casino executive Jack Entratter; divorce in 1968

Charo

1966-08-07 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Elvis Presley

1967-05-01 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Michael Caine

1973-01-08 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Barry White

1974-07-04 American soul singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James (28) at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada; Separate in 1988, but never divorce

William Peter Blatty

1975-07-20 "The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

Bill Murray

1981-01-25 Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas; divorce in 1994

Robert Goulet

1982-10-17 American singer and actor Robert Goulet (48) weds his Macedonian business partner and manager, artist, and writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1984-01-28 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas

Bette Midler

1984-12-14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Wedding of Interest

1986-06-21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Wedding of Interest

1987-11-21 American actress Demi Moore (25) weds American actor Bruce Willis (32) at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas; divorce in 2000

Dudley Moore

1988-02-21 British actor Dudley Moore (53) weds American actress Brogan Lane (33) at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas; divorced in 1991

Jeff Goldblum

1988-11-01 American actor Jeff Goldblum (36) weds American actress Geena Davis (32) in Las Vegas; separate in 1990; divorce finalized in 1991

  • 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

Michael Jordan

1989-09-02 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Sidney Sheldon

1989-10-14 American novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds former American child actress Alexandra Kostoff in Las Vegas, Nevada

George Clooney

1989-12-15 Actor and director George Clooney (28) weds actress Talia Balsam (30) 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, Nevada

Wedding of Interest

1991-12-12 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

Sam Kinison

1992-04-04 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

Janeane Garofalo

1992-08-16 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Rodney Dangerfield

1993-12-26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

  • 1994-10-29 Canadian-American comic-impressionist Rich Little (55) weds American comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 1997

Clint Eastwood

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

Noel Gallagher

1997-06-05 British "Oasis" guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 2001

  • 1997-07-28 Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas

Coolio

1997-09-27 American singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles radio DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas; divorce in 2000

Tony Curtis

1998-11-06 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vandenberg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wedding of Interest

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

Evel Knievel

1999-11-19 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Angelina Jolie

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

Natalie Maines

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

Billie Piper

2001-05-06 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Wedding of Interest

2001-10-22 Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2001-12-31 American Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds American rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mark McGwire

2002-04-20 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) 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 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

Britney Spears

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

Penn Jillette

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
  • 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

Melanie Brown

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

Pamela Anderson

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

Mike Tyson

2009-06-09 Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mary Lynn Rajskub

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, divorce in 2007
  • 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

Sinead O'Connor

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
  • 2013-08-10 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Prince (30) at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2013-11-02 "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2016-10-10 Actor and director Shia LaBeouf (30) weds "Nymphomaniac" co-star Mia Goth (23) at Viva Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2019-05-01 Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Britney Spears

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

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel (1906-1947)

1947-06-20 American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

  • 1962-09-02 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • 1991-11-02 Mort Shuman, American singer, and songwriter, with Doc Pomus ("Viva Las Vegas"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992-03-19 Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas, Garrison's Gorillas), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1996-02-11 Phil Regan, American 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, English rock bassist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), dies in his sleep of a cocaine fueled heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room at 57
  • 2005-02-20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), dies at 67
  • 2009-05-01 Danny Gans, Canadian-born Las Vegas entertainer (b. 1956)