Famous Weddings & Divorces on June 18

Famous Weddings

  • 1839 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia
  • 1858 Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

HeartWedding of Interest

1955 Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad

HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1989 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo
  • 1992 Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr
  • 2005 "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Politician Jerry Brown (67) weds businesswoman Anne Gust (47) in Oakland, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2006 "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu
  • 2011 British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
  • 2011 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta
  • 2012 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2015 Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Lindsay Arnold (21) weds highschool sweetheart Samuel Lightner Cusick in Salt Lake City
  • 2016 Daughter of the Prince Michel de Ligne, Princess Alix de Ligne of Belgium (31) weds Earl Guillaume de Dampierre (31) at St Peter's Church in Belgium

Famous Divorces


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • 2010 Former Saved by the Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (36) divorces former model Lisa Ann Russell (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
  • 2012 "The L Word" actress Laurel Holloman (41) divorces architect Paul Macherey (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage