On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History in 1940

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 68th Prime Minister of UK Harold Wilson (23) weds poet Mary Baldwin (23) in the chapel of Mansfield College, Oxford

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Jan 2 Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 18 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 30 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 7 Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 21 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 25 1st parachute wedding: Reverend Homer Tomlinson marries Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward while all are suspended in parachutes.

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 1 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 5 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 7 Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 22 Jacqueline Kennedy's parents John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III and Janet (Norton Lee) divorce

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 4 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer