Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1931

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 13 Actress Margaret Hamilton (28) weds landscape architect Paul Meserve

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 22 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Sep 26 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 3 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 19 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at G√ľnther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Dec 26 SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage