Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 1

Famous Weddings

  • 414 King Ataulf of Narbonne marries emperor Honorius sister Galle Placidia

HeartWedding of Interest

1772 US founding father Thomas Jefferson (30) marries Martha Wayles Skelton (23)

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

HeartWedding of Interest

1811 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1824 US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

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1888 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (25) weds first wife Margaret Owen

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

HeartWedding of Interest

1896 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

HeartWedding of Interest

1936 Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 68th Prime Minister of UK Harold Wilson (23) weds poet Mary Baldwin (23) in the chapel of Mansfield College, Oxford

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese

  • 1958 Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White

HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

HeartWedding of Interest

1972 Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 2000 Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22)

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 2003 "Lord of The Rings" actress Miranda Otto (35) weds actor Peter O'Brien (44) at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia
  • 2003 "A Beautiful Mind" actress Jennifer Connelly (32) weds actor Paul Bettany in Scotland
  • 2004 Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2011 Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2011 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
  • 2015 Singer-songwriter Ben Harper (45) weds social advocate Jaclyn Matfus