On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on April 23

Weddings in History

  • 1843 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author
  • 1927 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

C. S. Lewis

1956 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Divorces in History

  • 1992 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
  • 1993 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn