Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1951

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten

  • Feb 10 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 3 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 18 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 13 British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 29 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra