Famous Weddings & Divorces on August 16

Famous Weddings

  • 1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
  • 1477 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, weds Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1846 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe PĂ©lissier in Paris

HeartWedding of Interest

1902 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

HeartWedding of Interest

1919 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

HeartWedding of Interest

1946 Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief
  • 1983 musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo

HeartWedding of Interest

2008 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (54) weds actress Portia de Rossi (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 2011 Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra