Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1978

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 24 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Actor Jeremy Irons (29) weds actress Sinéad Cusack (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 15 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • May 5 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey
  • May 8 Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (24) weds school teacher Anna Friedmann

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • Jun 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna, Austria

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 2 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Charo marries Kjell Rasten, a producer, in South Lake Tahoe, California

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 George Harrison marries Olivia

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Sep 2 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Oct 6 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow musician Benny Andersson (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Oct 13 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Journalist Ben Bradlee (57) weds fellow journalist Sally Quinn (37)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Nov 4 "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
  • Nov 17 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 14 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 1 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (58) divorces first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco after 31 years of marriage

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke