Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1953

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Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 15th Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14th Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6th MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9th Biologist Alexander Fleming (71) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 15th Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • May 23rd John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 15th Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18th Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19th Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2nd British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2nd Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • Jul 6th "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 6th NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • Aug 30th Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3rd Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8th Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12th American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
US First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Sep 24th Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25th Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29th US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3rd MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6th MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 26th Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 8th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 27th Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 28th Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald