|3 Apr 1942
||Wayne Newton born, Roanoke VA.
||Loses some weight, grows a pencil-thin moustache, lowers his voice a bit.
|21 Aug 1980
||Wayne Newton and Ed Torres purchase the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas for $85M.
||An NBC news report links Wayne Newton to organized crime. It makes his mother cry.
|29 Jun 1982
||Wayne Newton sells his interest in the Aladdin to partner Ed Torres.
|5 Nov 1983
||Wayne Newton purchases the Aladdin from Ed Torres for $58.5M.
|11 Feb 1984
||Aladdin files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
||Awarded $22.8M from NBC over Mafia libel allegations.
||NBC had alleged that Newton's financing of the Aladdin purchase was through the Mafia. Newton filed a libel suit and won, but the Newton's victory is overturned on appeal.