Sept. 4, 1951
First Las Vegas performance, at the Desert Inn’s Painted Desert Room.
Oct. 7, 1953
Makes his Sands debut at the Copa Room.
Jan. 20, 1960
Official shooting begins for Ocean’s 11.
July 19, 1966
Sinatra, 50, weds 21-year-old waif Mia Farrow at the Sands; the marriage would last two years.
Sept. 11, 1967
Sands casino manager Carl Cohen pops Ol’ Blue Eyes in the mouth, dislodging the caps from his two front teeth.
Sept. 6, 1970
Caesars Palace executive Sanford Waterman flashes a .38-caliber pearl-handled revolver at Sinatra when a dispute escalates.
Jan. 25, 1974
Ends a three- year retirement with a comeback concert at Caesars Palace.
May 23, 1976
UNLV honors him with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. “Ma, I graduated today,” he told Dolly Sinatra on the phone.
Nov. 9, 1978
Performs at a Caesars Palace tribute for boxing great Joe Louis, at whose 1981 funeral Sinatra would deliver the eulogy and serve as a pallbearer.
Feb. 19, 1981
Almost 20 years after being forced to yield it, he won unanimous commission approval for a Nevada gaming license, critical for (Caesars Palace) casino ownership.
Musicians’ strike, supported by Sinatra, fails, allowing hotels to replace house bands with taped music and synthesizers.
May 29, 1994
Final Las Vegas performance, with Frank Jr. conducting the orchestra, in the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater.
The Frank Sinatra Neckwear Collection, his own artwork incorporated into silk jacquard ties, is unveiled at an apparel show.
May 15, 1998
Strip marquees are dimmed to honor the Chairman of the Board, who died the previous day in Los Angeles.