Famous Weddings & Divorces on 30th December

Famous Weddings

  • 1816 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

HeartWedding of Interest

1852 Future US President Rutherford B. Hayes (30) weds teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb (21)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

HeartWedding of Interest

1857 Confederate Army John Singleton Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby

HeartWedding of Interest

1879 Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis

HeartWedding of Interest

1896 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal

HeartWedding of Interest

1916 MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

HeartWedding of Interest

1918 Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1941 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach

HeartWedding of Interest

1975 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1984 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
  • 1993 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
  • 1996 "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (44) weds quantum chemist Joachim Sauer (49) in Bonn, Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2004 Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida
  • 2006 Canadian pair figure skaters David Pelletier (31) weds partner Jamie Sale (28) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada
  • 2011 Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1955 Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage