Famous Weddings & Divorces on July 9

Famous Weddings

  • 1735 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior.

HeartWedding of Interest

1842 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1966 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • 1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
  • 2005 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California
  • 2009 "The Hot Chick" actress Anna Faris (32) weds actor Chris Pratt (30) in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia
  • 2011 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1540 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 2007 Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage