1949 – He was born on the 17th day of September this year in Manhattan, Kansas.
1967 – Peterson grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated from General William J. Palmer High School in this year.
1972 – She became a showgirl at The Dunes in Las Vegas, Nevada. In Italy, she was the lead singer in a rock band and a chance encounter with Federico Fellini led to a small part in Roma this year.
1985 – She began hosting a video series for Thriller Video. These were films hand-selected by Elvira herself, choosing to stay away from the explicit zombie, cannibal and slasher films of the time, these were generally tamer titles such as The Monster Club and Dan Curtis TV films.
1988 – She co-wrote and starred in the comedy film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
1989 – She was sued by Maila "Vampira" Nurmi for alleged unauthorized use of her likeness, but the court dismissed the claim.
1992 – On Halloween night of this year, Elvira appeared with rock band U2 as they were playing at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on their ZOO TV tour.
2004 – Cassandra was chosen for the Randal Kleiser fantasy movie version of Red Riding Hood. She plays the mother of the hunter and future Baron (Henry Cavill) of the enchanted forest.
2005 – She (as Elvira) hosted a show on Australian-based cable TV channel TV1; the format was similar to her old show.
2006 – On the 19th day of April this year, she announced that she would be seeking new "Elviras" via a reality TV program. Some have mistaken this as an announcement of her retiring. As of October 2006, she cleared up the rumor by stating that she wanted to find other people to play the role. She has never had any cosmetic surgery or implants to enhance her natural curves.