On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1926

Weddings in History

Fulgencio Batista

Jul 10 Future Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Arna Bontemps

Aug 26 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

Irene Joliot-Curie

Oct 4 Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot (26) in Paris, France

Ho Chi Minh

Oct 18 Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Howard Florey

Oct 19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

  • Nov 10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden

Carlo Gambino

Dec 5 Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano