Reno, NV in History

Nevada: Las Vegas

Historical Events

  • 1868-05-09 The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded
  • 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
  • 1996-04-23 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM

Famous Birthdays

  • 1945-03-24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 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 Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)
  • 1972-05-12 Annette Albertson, Reno Nevada, Miss America-Nevada (1997)
  • 1981-07-11 Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding 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