Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1959

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago de Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Apr 1 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein
  • Apr 10 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

HeartWedding of Interest

May 8 Actress Raquel Welch (18) weds high school sweetheart James Welch

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

May 12 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's (27) marries for the 4th time to entertainer Eddie Fisher (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • Jul 2 Belgian Albert, Prince of Liège marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Sep 25 Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)
  • Dec 21 Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 NFL coach John Madden (23) weds Virginia Fields

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 2 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks