Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 2

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1918 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1932 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)
  • 1939 Syndicated columnist Ann Landers (21) weds business executive Julius Lederer
  • 1952 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955 Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

HeartWedding of Interest

1955 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1959 Belgian Albert, Prince of Li├Ęge marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

  • 2004 Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • 2010 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
  • 2011 Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
  • 2013 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1959 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage