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Las Vegas, NV

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.las-vegas.nv.us/

Population:
478434 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
15-May-1905

County:
Clark County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Las Vegas Sun
The Las Vegas Review-Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas, NV
1930
University of Nevada at Las Vegas
 

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
2000

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Caesars Entertainment
2004
Wynn Resorts
2002
MGM Mirage
2000
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
1988
Citadel Broadcasting
1984
Boyd Gaming
1973
Sierra Health Services
1972
Ameristar Casinos
1954
Bank of Las Vegas
1954
Pinnacle Entertainment
1938
Harrah's Entertainment
1937
Bally Technologies
1932
Southwest Gas
1931

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andre Agassi
Tennis
29-Apr-1970   Winner of 8 Grand Slam singles
James H. Bilbray
Politician
19-May-1938   Congressman from Nevada, 1987-95
Charisma Carpenter
Actor
23-Jul-1970   Cordelia on Buffy
Daveigh Chase
Actor
24-Jul-1990   Lilo & Stitch
Abby Dalton
Actor
15-Aug-1935   Julia Cumson on Falcon Crest
Loren Dean
Actor
31-Jul-1969   Mumford
Thomas Dekker
Actor
28-Dec-1987   Adam Conant on The Secret Circle
Patricia Dunn
Business
27-Mar-1953 4-Dec-2011 Hewlett Packard chair, 2005-06
Brandon Flowers
Musician
21-Jun-1981   The Killers
Michele Greene
Actor
3-Feb-1962   Abby Perkins on LA Law
Matthew Gray Gubler
Actor
9-Mar-1980   Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds
Carey Hart
Sports Figure
17-Jul-1975   Motocross racer
Veronica Hart
Pornstar
27-Oct-1956   Latex, Wanda Whips Wall Street
Adam Hicks
Actor
28-Nov-1992   Luther on Zeke and Luther
Jenna Jameson
Pornstar
9-Apr-1974   Got naked with Howard Stern in Private Parts
Ken Jordan
Electronic Musician
?   Half of The Crystal Method
Scott Kirkland
Electronic Musician
?   Half of The Crystal Method
Jack Kramer
Tennis
1-Aug-1921 12-Sep-2009 Winner of 10 Grand Slam titles
Jenny Lewis
Actor
8-Jan-1976   Katie Monahan on Brooklyn Bridge
Ross Miller
Politician
26-Mar-1976   Nevada Secretary of State
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Actor
10-Jul-1980   American Pie
James Root
Guitarist
2-Oct-1971   Rhythm guitarist, Slipknot
Ryan Ross
Guitarist
30-Aug-1986   Panic! at the Disco
Billy Sherwood
Musician
14-Mar-1965   Briefly a producer and member of Yes
Spencer Smith
Drummer
2-Sep-1987   Panic! at the Disco
Brendon Urie
Singer
12-Apr-1987   Panic! at the Disco
Cerina Vincent
Actor
7-Feb-1979   Cabin Fever
David Yow
Singer
2-Aug-1960   Singer for The Jesus Lizard
Barry Zito
Baseball
13-May-1978   SF Giants pitcher

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rex Bell
Actor
16-Oct-1903 5-Jul-1962 Cowboy actor, Nevada politician
Edgar Bergen
Actor
16-Feb-1903 30-Sep-1978 Radio's greatest ventriloquist
Benny Binion
Business
20-Nov-1904 25-Dec-1989 Founder, World Series of Poker
Pamela Blake
Actor
6-Aug-1915 6-Oct-2009 No Greater Sin
Ruth Brown
Singer
12-Jan-1928 17-Nov-2006 Miss Rhythm
Berkeley L. Bunker
Politician
12-Aug-1906 21-Jan-1999 Senator and Congressman from Nevada
Charlie Callas
Comic
20-Dec-1924 27-Jan-2011 Malcolm Argos on Switch
Howard W. Cannon
Politician
26-Jan-1912 5-Mar-2002 US Senator from Nevada, 1959-83
Jimmy Castor
Musician
23-Jun-1947 16-Jan-2012 Troglodyte
Lindsay Crosby
Actor
5-Jan-1938 11-Dec-1989 Son of Bing Crosby, suicide with rifle
Tony Curtis
Actor
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
Kevin DuBrow
Singer
29-Oct-1955 25-Nov-2007 Lead singer, Quiet Riot
Wild Bill Elliott
Actor
16-Oct-1903 26-Nov-1965 1940s movie cowboy
John Entwistle
Bassist
9-Oct-1944 27-Jun-2002 Bassist for The Who
Herbie Faye
Actor
2-Feb-1899 28-Jun-1980 Cpl. Fender on The Phil Silvers Show
Totie Fields
Comic
7-May-1930 2-Aug-1978 Weight-conscious comedienne
Pancho Gonzales
Tennis
9-May-1928 3-Jul-1995 Winner of 4 Grand Slam titles
Wardell Gray
Jazz Musician
13-Feb-1921 25-May-1955 Tenor sax bop-jazzman
Jimmy The Greek
TV Personality
9-Sep-1918 21-Apr-1996 Oddsmaker
Kenny Guinn
Politician
24-Aug-1936 22-Jul-2010 Governor of Nevada, 1999-2007
Lee Hazlewood
Music Producer
9-Jul-1929 4-Aug-2007 Cowboy in Sweden
Chic Hecht
Politician
30-Nov-1928 15-May-2006 US Senator from Nevada, 1983-89
Harry James
Musician
15-Mar-1916 5-Jul-1983 Big Band-era bandleader
Sonny Liston
Boxing
8-May-1932 30-Dec-1970 World Heavyweight Champion 1962-64
Joe Louis
Boxing
13-May-1914 12-Apr-1981 The Champ
Tony Martinez
Actor
27-Jan-1920 16-Sep-2002 Pepino on The Real McCoy's
Russ Morgan
Musician
29-Apr-1904 8-Aug-1969 Bandleader, arranger and trombonist
Pat Morita
Actor
28-Jun-1932 24-Nov-2005 Miyagi on Karate Kid
Greg Morris
Actor
27-Sep-1933 27-Aug-1996 Mission: Impossible
Craig H. Neilsen
Business
1941 19-Nov-2006 Ameristar Casinos
Red Nichols
Jazz Musician
8-May-1905 28-Jun-1965 Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Mike O'Callaghan
Politician
10-Sep-1929 5-Mar-2004 Governor of Nevada, 1971-79
Colonel Tom Parker
Business
26-Jun-1909 21-Jan-1997 Elvis Presley's manager
Justin Pierce
Actor
21-Mar-1975 10-Jul-2000 Kids
Vail Pittman
Politician
17-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1964 Governor of Nevada, 1945-51
Jay Sarno
Business
2-Jul-1922 1984 Creator of Caesars Palace
Grant Sawyer
Politician
14-Dec-1918 19-Feb-1996 Governor of Nevada, 1959-67
Tupac Shakur
Rapper
16-Jun-1971 13-Sep-1996 All Eyez on Me
Leonard Shoen
Business
29-Feb-1916 4-Oct-1999 Founder of U-Haul
George Sidney
Film Director
4-Oct-1916 5-May-2002 Bye Bye Birdie
David Strickland
Actor
14-Oct-1969 22-Mar-1999 Todd Stites on Suddenly Susan
Norma Talmadge
Actor
26-May-1893 24-Dec-1957 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Joe Viterelli
Actor
10-Mar-1941 29-Jan-2004 Jelly in Analyze This
Dan Wheldon
Auto Racing
22-Jun-1978 16-Oct-2011 Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner
Joe Williams
Singer
12-Dec-1918 29-Mar-1999 Baritone jazz vocalist
Verne Winchell
Business
30-Oct-1915 26-Nov-2002 Founder of Winchell's Donuts



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