On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1931

Weddings in History

Amelia Earhart

Feb 7 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

James Joyce

Jul 4 Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

Melvin Purvis

Aug 22 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

  • Sep 26 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

Joseph Goebbels

Dec 19 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany