Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1953

Weddings in History

Alexander Fleming

Apr 9 Biologist Alexander Fleming (71) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

  • May 23 John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

Arthur C. Clarke

Jun 15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

  • Aug 30 Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC

Edmund Hillary

Sep 3 New Zealand Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose

Wedding of Interest

Sep 12 American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

Mikhail Gorbachev

Sep 25 Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony

Joseph McCarthy

Sep 29 US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

John Diefenbaker

Dec 8 Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada