On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on August 21

Weddings in History

Catherine the Great

1745 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1869 Business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt marries second wife and cousin Frank Armstrong Crawford in London, Ontario

Wedding of Interest

1929 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Larry Flynt

1976 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23) (his fourth time)

  • 2005 "Strictly Come Dancing" hostess Natasha Kaplinsky (32) weds investment banker Justin Bower at St. Margaret's Church in Somerset, England