Reno, NV in History

Nevada: Las Vegas

Historical Events

  • 1868-05-09 The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded
  • 1905-07-03 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1910-07-04 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1928-09-13 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions
  • 1953-09-27 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-25 KNEV (95.5 The Vibe) radio broadcaster in Reno, Nevada begins broadcasting
  • 1962-09-30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-06-04 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1984-01-14 Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini scores a 3rd-round TKO of Bobby Chacon to retain his WBA lightweight title in Reno, Nevada; Chacon so severely battered he thanks referee Richard Steele for stopping the fight
  • 1996-04-23 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM

Famous Birthdays

  • 1922-08-02 Paul Laxalt, American politician (22nd Governor of Nevada), born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1945-03-24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1951-05-25 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Frankenstein), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2011)
  • 1964-01-27 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • 1965-05-31 Annette Renee Peters, [nee Hand], Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner
  • 1970-12-12 M├Ądchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1981-07-11 Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)
  • 1985-02-13 David Padgett, US basketball player, born in Reno, Nevada

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

1942-08-01 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

LoveWedding of Interest

1948-10-22 Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez

Famous Deaths

  • 1862-09-14 Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39