Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 17

Famous Weddings

  • 1600 Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.

HeartWedding of Interest

1915 Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

HeartWedding of Interest

1918 Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon

HeartWedding of Interest

1955 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1969 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
  • 2005 Race car driver Gary Paffett (24) weds his lady love Lisa in England
  • 2005 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • 2005 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
  • 2006 Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas
  • 2011 Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean (34) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011 "The Descendants" actress Judy Greer (36) weds "Real Time with Bill Mahe"r co-executive producer Dean Johnsen at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • 2012 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage