On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1946

Weddings in History

Ernest Hemingway

Mar 14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

  • Apr 26 Father Divine, controversial religious leader claimed to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement

Jimmy Carter

Jul 7 Naval cadet and future 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

  • Aug 10 Author and founder of the Scientology cult L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

Divorces in History

Bugsy Siegel

Aug 8 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage